Assessments at CPS are used to provide teachers insight into how best to plan instruction, as well as to inform district and/or State accountability. The documents below summarize which assessments are optional, which are required, and the cadence for testing throughout the school year depending on grade level. Brief overviews of the purpose of each assessment are also provided.
For questions regarding testing calendars, and/or the ISAT, IAA, ACCESS, EXPLORE, PLAN & ACT/PSAE assessments, please contact Linda Abdul (email@example.com; 773-553-2424).
For questions regarding REACH performance tasks or the mClass 3D (mClass Math, DIBELS/TRC) assessments, please contact Betsy Press (firstname.lastname@example.org; 773-553-2416).
For questions regarding NWEA, please contact Kelly Mina (email@example.com; 773-553-1572).
For questions regarding High School interim assessments, the Algebra Exit Exam, or data for any assessment, please contact Lisa Sherwooder (firstname.lastname@example.org; 773-553-2445).
For any other general questions regarding assessment, please call the Department of Assessment's main line at