Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS)
for English Language Learner
(ELL) students is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure ELL students' social and academic proficiency in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains.
ACT’s EXPLORE Assessment / U.S. Constitution Test
The EXPLORE test
is given to all eighth-grade students during the winter by Mundelein High School
(MHS). This test measures proficiency in English, math, reading, and science. MHS uses this information for placement in freshman courses. High school counselors meet with parents to discuss the results.
Eighth-grade students must also demonstrate mastery on a district-developed Constitution Test before they are promoted to ninth grade. Students prepare for this test through their class studies and may take the test as many times as needed.
monitors the progress of students who receive support through Project Reach
, or special education
. This assessment uses direct, frequent, and continuous feedback for the teacher as instructional plans are designed to address student achievement deficits. AIMSweb is used for English- and Spanish-speaking students.
Common Formative Assessment (CFA)
CFAs have been chosen by teams of District 75 teachers and are administered throughout the school year to identify students who have mastered power standards or who require re-teaching. CFAs also help teachers identify the most effective strategies in helping students acquire targeted knowledge. Teachers use this data to make informed decisions about improving instruction throughout the curriculum.