Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:29am Updated: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:55am

Released Items Repository

The Office of Assessment releases several items per grade and content area each year from I AM assessments. Released Items are provided in AIR’s sample test delivery system and can be used as sample assessments to familiarize students with test content and format.

Included in the Released Items Repository are:

  • Sample items for each grade level, content area, and tier
  • Designated supports and accommodations (may be applied at will on any assessment by any user)

Released Items Repository Quick Start Guide 

Visit the Released Items Repository

Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

Subject Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 High School

English/
Language Arts

ELA Grade 3 ELA Grade 4 ELA Grade 5 ELA Grade 6 ELA Grade 7 ELA Grade 8 ELA Grade 10
Mathematics Math Grade 3 Math Grade 4 Math Grade 5 Math Grade 6 Math Grade 7 Math Grade 8 Math Grade 10
Science   Science Grade-4   Science Grade-6     Science Biology
Social Studies     Social Studies Grade 5        

Performance Level Descriptors

Policy PLDs

The I AM Policy Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are high-level statements that reflect the varying degrees to which students may demonstrate proficiency on each grade-level I AM assessment. A diverse panel of Indiana educators convened to consider many factors (e.g., Indiana’s diverse student populations, the Indiana Alternate Academic Standards or Content Connectors, and national reference points) as they defined each Policy PLD.

The Policy PLDs were used to develop more specific content area Range PLDs to inform item development, instructional practices and standard setting. 

Range PLDs

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) enlisted Indiana educators to develop Range Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) for the I AM assessment. The I AM Range PLDs are content-specific statements that reflect the varying degrees to which students may demonstrate proficiency on grade-level Content Connectors assessed on the upcoming I AM assessment. IDOE will use the I AM Range PLDs to inform item development and standard setting, while Indiana educators are welcome to use them to help inform instructional practices.

Mathematics

English/Language Arts

Science

Social Studies

Grade 3

Grade 3

 

 

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

 

Grade 5

Grade 5

 

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

 

Grade 7

Grade 7

 

 

Grade 8

Grade 8

 

 

Grade 10

Grade 10

Biology

 

Rubrics and Scoring Information

Coming soon!

Interpreting and Using I AM Data

Interpreting Summative Reports and Data Webinar Series

The Indiana Department of Education is planning for the “Interpreting Summative Reports and Data” webinar series to provide information and guidance for Indiana educators about the Indiana Learning Evaluation Readiness Network (ILEARN) and Indiana’s Alternate Measure (I AM) assessment reports and data. The webinars will expand educators’ understanding of the purpose and use of summative assessment. Educators will acquire new methods for using assessment results to inform instruction and curriculum to ultimately improve student academic outcomes. Register to attend one of these webinars here: