Homework, Grading & Testing

This section provides an overview of how Elm Middle School assesses and reinforces the academic development of our students through homework, grading and testing.

District 401's middle school instruction is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics, and with the Illinois Learning Standards in our other subject areas.

In addition to the assessment they receive during the course of their regular classes, Elm students also take several standardized tests a year to monitor their progress, such as the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) for grades 6-8 and the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) for grade 8.

We invite you to learn more about homework, grading and testing at Elm by visiting the pages below:

Assessment Calendar for 2020-21
Assessment of Student Learning
Grading Policy
Homework Policy
► Promotion Policy
Report Cards
► Standards for Student Learning

Questions about assessment and standards, or want more information about related policies? Please contact Dr. Kimberly Ontiveros, the District's Director for Curriculum & Instruction.