Assessment & Standards


This section of our website provides an overview of how Elmwood Elementary School assesses and measures the academic progress of our students.

Elmwood's instruction is aligned to 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 assessments they receive during the course of their regular classes, Elmwood students also take several standardized tests a year to monitor their progress.

For our students in grades 3-6, these required tests include an exam each spring — the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) — that measures the extent to which they meet the Common Core-based Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and math.

We invite you to learn more about testing, assessment and grades at Elmwood Elementary School by visiting the pages below.


► Assessment Calendar for 2018-19


► Assessment of Student Learning


► Grading Policy


► Homework Policy


► Learning Standards


► Parent Self-Assessment Checklist


► Promotion Policy


► Report Cards


General questions about assessment and standards should be directed to District 401 Director for Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Leah Gauthier.