Assessment & Standards

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

John Mills' 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, John Mills students also take several standardized tests a year to monitor their progress.

For our students in grades 3-5, 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 John Mills Elementary School by visiting the pages below.

Assessment Calendar for 2020-21 — to be posted

Assessment of Student Learning

► Grading Policy

► Homework Policy

► Learning Standards

► Parent Self-Assessment Checklist

► Promotion Policy

► Report Cards

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