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ILEARN Assessment Information for Families

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NEW

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Key Points for
Families to Understand
About Indiana’s
New Assessments
“Educator-Created;
Student-Centered”
3. How does ILEARN
1. What is ILEARN? support all students?
ILEARN is Indiana’s new online computer- The new online testing system is easy to use
adaptive assessment designed to measure your and is more accessible to students who require features
child’s proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards or accommodations while testing. New tools and
in Grades 3–8, Biology and U.S. Government. ILEARN resources are available to help students show what they
fulfills both state and federal legislative requirements as know.
the accountability assessment for Indiana students. • Built-in glossaries allow students to select unfamiliar
words and read their definitions. Glossaries are
Subject Grade(s)
available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin,
ILEARN English/Language Arts Grades 3–8 Spanish, and Vietnamese.
ILEARN Mathematics Grades 3–8 • Students are provided with authentic tools, such as
spell check, a dictionary, and a thesaurus for use when
ILEARN Science Grades 4 and 6 responding to the writing task.
ILEARN Social Studies Grade 5 • The Desmos calculator (provided for Mathematics
Grades 6–8) is available for students to practice using
ILEARN Biology End-of-Course
High School* free of charge at: desmos.com.
Assessment (ECA)
• Spanish translations (stacked over the English version)
ILEARN U.S. Government End-of- are available for Mathematics, Science, and Social
High School*
Course Assessment (ECA)(optional) Studies.
*Taken at the end of the course, regardless of grade level.
4. What resources are available
2. What is a computer-adaptive to help prepare my child for
assessment and how does it ILEARN?
benefit my child?
• Indiana’s Released Items Repository allows
Computer-adaptive assessments adapt to students to interact with released items and try
each student’s mastery of the content throughout the some of the tools and features at: https://www.
assessment. Every time a student answers a question, doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn-sample-items-and-
his or her response helps determine the next question scoring.
presented. The difficulty of the test will adjust to each • Indiana’s ILEARN Portal provides information and
student’s skills, providing a better measure of what resources for understanding the assessment at:
each student knows and can do. https://ilearn.portal.airast.org/.
• ILEARN is a computer-adaptive assessment. For more • The ILEARN for Families website answers questions
information about computer-adaptive assessments, about ILEARN at: https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/
visit: https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/assessment- ilearn-families.
literacy.

5. When will I receive score reports about my student’s performance on ILEARN?


• Schools can access final scores and score • Reports provide a scale score as an indication of
reports on August 15, 2019 in the Online overall student achievement in a grade level, as well
Reporting System. Beginning in 2019–20, as several subscores.
reports will be available to schools within 12 • Parents and guardians may request rescores of
days of students testing. open-ended items through the local school.
Contact us at: INassessments@doe.in.gov with questions.