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.
School Year 2020 District Assessment Calendar
The CPS Assessment system contains 3 major types of assessments across all grades: Baseline to understand where students start the year, Formative to monitor progress over the course of the year, and Growth to measure progress by the end of the year.
High School Assessments
For questions regarding State Assessment (ACCESS 2.0 ®, EL Screeners, DLM) and Summer School assessment, please contact:
For questions regarding REACH Performance Tasks, please contact:
For questions regarding K-2 Assessment, Formative Assessment, or Assessment Leads PLC, please contact:
For questions regarding NWEA and PARCC, please contact:
- Tina Paduck, ES Assessment Project Manager
For questions regarding, the Algebra Exit Exam, STAR Assessment, NAEP, or data for any Assessment, please contact:
For all questions regarding PSAT/SAT, please contact:
For all questions regarding Policy or any other questions, please contact: