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.
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:
- Sample assessments for each grade level and content area
- Sample Performance Tasks for Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science
- Designated supports and accommodations (may be applied at will on any assessment by any user)
- Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) Response Mechanisms (Item Types)
2019-2020 Released Items Repository Scoring Guides
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||U.S. Government ECA|
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.
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.
|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|
|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)
|ILEARN English/Language Arts Constructed Response Items and Scoring|
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.
- Interpreting and Responding to Summative Scores for the Classroom Teacher Presentation | Video
- CARS Action Plan
- Resource Web Links for Interpreting and Responding to Summative Data for Classroom Teachers
- Resources and References for Webinar Interpreting and Responding to Summative Scores for Classroom Teachers