Assessments are an integral part of the educational process in West Aurora SD129. Our primary goal in administering assessments is to improve student learning. Through the use of assessments, teachers are able to determine what and how students are learning and next steps in the learning process for all students. Assessments provide us the necessary data to make decisions about teaching individual students as well as identifying trends across the district. Although we rely on assessments to help identify next steps, it is important to remember that any one assessment is a limited source of information and must be used as one of many data points that inform us about a student.
Our assessment calendar can be found on this page which provides an overview of the different assessments that are administered by the district and at which grade levels. This calendar only accounts for assessments given at the district level and does not include the individual formative assessments that teachers might use on a more frequent basis in the classroom.
You can also find links to the School Report cards that are released each year by the Illinois State Board of Education.