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ILEARN 2020-2021 FAQs

This page answers frequently asked questions about ILEARN Assessment by Teachers, Parents and Students

What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Indiana State called?
What was the earlier assessment conducted before the introduction of ILEARN Assessment?
When did Indiana incorporate ILEARN as a form of the end of the year assessment?
What is the ILEARN testing window for 2021?
How many sessions are there for each ILEARN test?
What is the duration of ILEARN test?
What are the question types in ILEARN test?
How are the performance levels assessed in ILEARN?
What is the calculator policy for ILEARN test?
When will results of the ILEARN assessments be announced?
How will StepUp® help my child prepare for ILEARN test?
What are the resources available to help prepare my child for ILEARN Test?
What is ILEARN?
What will be a computer adaptive assessment?
In grades 6 to 8, more focus is on what?
What will be provided in the blueprints for each grade s math or ELA test?
What does the ILEARN Social Studies assessment consist of?
When does the ILEARN test window start?
What level of proficiency does the ILEARN Performance Level Descriptors cover?
What are the skills of Level 3 Above Proficiency Students on track for?
What do Level 4 Above Proficiency Students do to be on track for college and career readiness?
What are the ILEARN Performance Level Descriptors?

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What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Indiana State called?

The assessment conducted at the end of the year in Indiana State is called ILEARN. It is Indiana’s new online computer adaptive assessment designed to measure student’s proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards in Grades 3–8

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What was the earlier assessment conducted before the introduction of ILEARN?

The earlier assessment before ILEARN wascalled iStep+. iStep+ was introduced in the year 1995 for grades 3,6,8 and 10. In 2002, iStep+ was introduced with new academic standards and in 2003, it was extended to all grades from grade 3 to 8. In 2008, the tests were shifted to Spring from fall. In 2015 iStep+ reflects new college- and career- ready 2014 standards.

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When did Indiana incorporate ILEARN as a form of the end of the year assessment?

ILEARN introduced from the school year 2018-19.
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What is the ILEARN testing window for 2021?

The ILEARN testing window for 2021 is between is April 19 – May 21, 2021

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How many sessions are there for each ILEARN test?

The ILEARN has one Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and One Performance Task (PT) in Math.
In ELA, there is one Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and One Performance Task (PT) which has 2 segments.

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What is the duration of ILEARN test?

The duration of the ILEARN tests is as follows:
Math :
CAT will be for a duration of 90 -100 minutes and the duration of Performance Task is 50 to 70 minutes.

ELA:
The duration of CAT is 90-100 minutes and the duration of Performance Task is 110 – 130 minutes.

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What are the question types in ILEARN test?

The question types in ILEARN include

1. Selected Response questions such as multiple choice, multi select, matching tables, evidence based selected response,editing task choice and hot text.

2. Machine Scored Constructed Response (MSCR) questions such as graphic response or grid item, Natural language and editing task.

3. Hand Scored Constructed Response (HSCR) questions such as Short answer (2 point rubric) and Extended Constructed Response.

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How are the performance levels assessed in ILEARN?

The performance levels for ILEARN are as follows:

LEVEL 1: Below Proficiency
LEVEL 2: Approaching Proficiency
LEVEL 3: At Proficiency
LEVEL 4: Above Proficiency

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What is the calculator policy for ILEARN test?

The calculator policy for ILEARN test is as follows:

Calculators are not allowed for Grades 3 to 5. Calculators are allowed for Grades 6 to 8. Grade 6 Online Desmos Four Function is allowed during calculator segments only. Grade 7 and 8 will be allowedd Online Desmos Scientific calculator during calculator segments only.

Students with IEPs and special needs will be allowed to use calculators as defined in the IEPs.

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How will StepUp® help my child prepare for ILEARN test?

The Lumos StepUp® provides
(a) Online access to TWO Full-length ILEARN Practice Tests .
(b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
(c) Access to parent and student portals.
(d) Access to Teacher portal.
(e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
(f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
(g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.

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What are the resources available to help prepare my child for ILEARN 2020-21 Test?

In addition to the Lumos StepUp® program benefits, you can also access sample
questions on Lumos Learning site at

https://www.lumoslearning.com/llwp/resources/ilearn-practice-tests-sample-questions.html

What is ILEARN?

Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network

What will be a computer adaptive assessment?

English Language Arts

In grades 6 to 8, more focus is on what?

Algebraic thinking and analysis

What will be provided in the blueprints for each grades math or ELA test?

Teachers and administrators

What does the ILEARN Social Studies assessment consist of?

Single fixed form test segment

When does the ILEARN test window start?

April 19, 2021

What level of proficiency does the ILEARN Performance Level Descriptors cover?

Level 2 Approaching Proficiency

What are the skills of Level 3 Above Proficiency Students on track for?

College and career readiness

What do Level 4 Above Proficiency Students do to be on track for college and career readiness?

Demonstrating more complex knowledge, application, and analytical skills

What are the ILEARN Performance Level Descriptors?

Varying degrees of proficiencies

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