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NEW Performance Level Scores for 2013 ISAT
Compared to current cut scores, the new cut scores raise the proficient benchmark about 13-17 score points in reading and 21-30 score points in math.
(ISBE approved 1-24-13)
Performance Level Scores
2013 ISAT Reading
2012 ISAT Reading
2013 ISAT Math
2012 ISAT Math
ISAT Test Dates: March 4-15, 2013 (2014 Test Dates: March 3-14, 2014)
Administrators, Curriculum Directors, and teachers should use the Illinois Learning Standards as the primary resource in preparing students for the 2013 ISAT in science at grades 4 and 7. The Illinois Assessment Frameworks and Common Core Standards outline the general content specifications for grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics.
2013 ISAT Sample Books
Interactive ISAT Sample Questions
Click here for Calculator Use Policy for the ISAT Mathematics Tests
Students in grades 4-8 are allowed the use of a calculator on all portions of the mathematics test. Grade 3 students with IEPs or Section 504 Plans may use calculators if it is an accommodation written into the IEP or Section 504 Plan.
Manuals and Procedures
2013 ISAT (Illinois Standards and Common Core)
The 2013 Reading and Mathematics ISATs will contain items written to the Common Core Standards. Approximately twenty percent (20%) of the operational items on the Reading and Mathematics ISATs were written to Common Core Standards and will be included as part of students’ scores/results for the 2013 ISAT. The following two “Roadmaps for the 2013 ISAT” are available to assist in this transition.
ISAT Presentations (12/5/12)