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Helpful Links:
-Sterling Public Schools Assessment Schedule


-Illinois State Board Assessments

What is the Purpose of Assessment?

For Students and Parents
  • Assessments help gauge individual progress to help build on strengths and address weaknesses.
For Teachers
  • Assessments provide identification of instructional needs, determination of mastery, and evaluation of the effectiveness of units/strategies.For Administrators
  • Assessments provide information about program effectiveness, areas of curricular strength and weakness, resource and staff development needs, and targets for improvement.
Parents Can Help Prepare Students for Assessments
  • Read with your child. Ask questions that will help your child activate his/her thinking skills to improve comprehension.
  • Discuss your child's work in mathematics. Use homework as an opportunity to show the importance of math to the real world.
  • Encourage your child to keep a journal and write stories. Discuss his/her writing as an interested reader...not just an editor.
On The Day of the Test
  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep.
  • Make sure your child eats a good breakfast.
  • Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she doesn't understand.
  • Let your child know you have confidence in his/her abilities.
  • Encourage your child not to worry and to do her/his best.