Assessment

In order to evaluate our program and plan the highest quality instruction, Amandla Charter School will administer the following assessments during the 2016-2017 Academic Year:
  • PARCC 
    • Administration Window - March-April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - ISBE
    • Grade Levels - 6th - 8th
    • Subset of Students - All 6th - 8th grade students excluding those who are not identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 9 hours
  • ISA - Science
    • Administration Window - March-April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - ISBE
    • Grade Levels - 8th, 9th-12th Biology
    • Subset of Students - All 8th grade students and all 9th - 12th grade student enrolled in Biology I,  excluding those who are identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 1 hour
  • DLM-AA 
    • Administration Window - March-April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - ISBE
    • Grade Levels - 6th - 8th and 11th
    • Subset of Students - Students whose IEPs indicate assessment through DLM-AA
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours
  • ACCESS 
    • Administration Window - January
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - ISBE
    • Grade Levels - 6th - 12th
    • Subset of Students - English Learners
    • Estimated Average Time - Four Sessions (Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing) 40 min, 45 min, 15-35 min, 35 - 65 min, Total Time approximately 3 hours
  • SAT
    • Administration Window - April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - ISBE
    • Grade Levels - 11th
    • Subset of Students -  All 11th grade students excluding those who are not identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Total Time approximately 4 hours
  • PSAT 8/9
    • Administration Window - April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - District
    • Grade Levels - 9th
    • Subset of Students -  All 9th grade students excluding those who are identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 4 hours
  • PSAT 10
    • Administration Window - April
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - District
    • Grade Levels - 10th
    • Subset of Students -  All 10th grade students excluding those who are identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 3 hours 50 minutes
  • ANet Interim Assessments
    • Three times per year
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - District
    • Grade Levels - 6th - 8th
    • Subset of Students -  All 6th - 8th grade students excluding those who are identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 3 hours
  • Academic Approach Interim Assessments
    • Three times per year
    • Entity Requiring Assessment - District
    • Grade Levels - 9th - 12th
    • Subset of Students -  All 9th - 12th grade students excluding those who are identified to take the DLM
    • Estimated Average Time - Approximately 4 hours