Posted: Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:50am Updated: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 9:02am

The Indiana State Board of Education approved Indiana educators’ cut score recommendations for the Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) assessments on July 25, 2019. The approved ILEARN cut scores for each content area assessment continue to be in effect for ILEARN test administrations moving forward. This document also reflects the highest and lowest obtainable scale scores for each ILEARN assessment.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)  releases 10 items per grade and content area each year from ILEARN assessments. Released Items are provided in Cambium Assessment, Inc.’s (CAI) sample test delivery system and can be used as sample assessments to familiarize students with test content and format.

NOTE: No items were released following the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of all Spring 2020 ILEARN assessments.

Included in the Released Items Repository (RIR) are:

  • Sample assessments for each grade level and content area
  • Sample Performance Tasks for Mathematics, English/Language Arts (ELA), and Science
  • Designated supports and accommodations to be applied on-demand for any assessment by any user

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Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

Grade 2018-2019 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

3

Grade 3 Mathematics and English/Language Arts

4

Grade 4 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science

5

Grade 5 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies

6

Grade 6 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science

7

Grade 7 Mathematics and English/Language Arts

8

Grade 8 Mathematics and English/Language Arts

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Biology ECA

HS

U.S. Government ECA

Grade 2019-2020 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

3

Grade 3 Mathematics and English/Language Arts
Grade 3 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors

4

Grade 4 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science
Grade 4 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors

5

Grade 5 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies
Grade 5 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors

6

Grade 6 Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science

7

Grade 7 Mathematics and English/Language Arts

8

Grade 8 Mathematics and English/Language Arts
ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors

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Biology ECA

Policy PLDs

ILEARN Policy Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are high-level statements that reflect the varying degrees to which students may demonstrate proficiency on each grade-level ILEARN assessment. A diverse panel of Indiana educators convened to consider many factors (e.g., Indiana’s diverse student populations, the Indiana Academic Standards, 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

IDOE enlisted Indiana educators to develop Range PLDs for the ILEARN assessment. ILEARN Range PLDs are content-specific statements that reflect the varying degrees to which students may demonstrate proficiency on grade-level standards assessed on the upcoming ILEARN assessment. IDOE used the ILEARN Range PLDs to inform the standard setting process and continues to use them to inform item development. Indiana educators are welcome to use them to help inform instructional practices.

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English/Language Arts

Science

Social Studies

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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    
    Biology U.S. Government
ILEARN English/Language Arts
Performance Task Writing Rubrics (Grades 3-8)
Opinion Rubric Grades 3-5 ILEARN English/Language Arts Performance Task Writing Rubrics (Video)
Informational Rubric Grades 3-5
Narrative Rubric Grades 3-8
Argumentative Rubric Grades 6-8
Explanatory Rubric Grades 6-8

ILEARN English/Language Arts (ELA)
Scoring: Informational Videos

ILEARN English/Language Arts Constructed Response Items and Scoring

ILEARN ELA Performance Task Essay Condition Codes and Score Reports

ILEARN ELA Performance Task Essay Scoring: Annotated Anchors

ILEARN English/Language Arts (ELA)
Scoring: Additional Resources

ILEARN ELA Performance Task Guidance on Short Responses

ILEARN Educator Scoring Information

More details coming in Spring 2021!

Pursuant to Indiana legislation, Indiana teachers are given the opportunity to score open-ended ILEARN items. IDOE will post more information about the 2020-2021 educator scoring process here in the coming months.

ILEARN Individual Student Reports (ISRs) reflect content-specific measures for ELA and Mathematics for each student in grades 3-8. Lexile levels provide insight into students’ ability to read and comprehend text and serve as indicators to help select appropriate texts for their reading levels. Quantile measures indicate students' mathematical skills and help identify appropriate activities to support the development of mathematical skills and understanding. Visit IDOE’s Lexiles and Quantiles page for more information.