Posted: Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:50am Updated: Wed, 04/29/2020 - 11:12am

The Indiana State Board of Education approved as final educators’ cut score recommendations for ILEARN on July 25, 2019. This document contains the approved ILEARN cut scores, as well as the highest and lowest obtainable scale scores for each content area assessment.

An ILEARN interpretive guide can be found on the Indiana Assessment Portal.

The Office of Student Assessment (OSA) releases 10 items per grade and content area each year from ILEARN assessments. Released Items are provided in the American Institute for Research’s (AIR) 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:

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2019-2020 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

Grade 2019-2020 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides
3 Grade 3: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
Grade 3 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors
4 Grade 4: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Science
Grade 4 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors
5 Grade 5: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Social Studies
Grade 5 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors
6 Grade 6: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Science
7 Grade 7: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
8 Grade 8: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
Grade 8 ELA Writing Prompt: Annotated Anchors
HS Biology ECA

2018-2019 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides

Grade 2018-2019 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides
3 Grade 3: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
4 Grade 4: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Science
5 Grade 5: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Social Studies
6 Grade 6: Mathematics, English/Language Arts & Science
7 Grade 7: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
8 Grade 8: Mathematics & English/Language Arts
HS Biology ECA
HS U.S. Government ECA

Policy PLDs

The 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

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) enlisted Indiana educators to develop Range Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) for the ILEARN assessment. The 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 will use the ILEARN Range PLDs to inform item development and standard setting, while Indiana educators are welcome to use them to help inform instructional practices.

Math

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    
    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

Indiana Educator Scoring Opportunity (Updated February 13, 2020)
Pursuant to Indiana legislation, Indiana teachers are given the opportunity to score open-ended ILEARN items. This updated flyer provides an overview of the participation requirements, time commitment, hourly rate, and the application link. 

Indiana Educator Scoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Classroom teachers and instructional coaches interested in participating in Spring 2020 ILEARN hand-scoring activities as a paid scorer are encouraged to review the information in this document. 

ILEARN Individual Student Reports will yield 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 a student’s mathematic skills and help identify appropriate activities to support the development of mathematics skills and understanding. Visit the Lexiles and Quantiles page for more information.

Lexile and Quantile Videos

Lexile Framework for Reading In-Class and At-Home

Quantile Framework for Mathematics: In-Class and At-Home

Interpreting Summative Reports and Data Webinar Series

The “Interpreting Summative Reports and Data” webinar series provides information and guidance for Indiana educators about the ILEARN and I AM assessment reports and data. The webinars expand educators’ understanding of the purpose and use of summative assessments. These trainings describe methods for using assessment results to inform instruction and curriculum to ultimately improve student academic outcomes. Resources from this webinar series can be found below.

Classroom Teachers
Administrators