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ISAT for ELL?. School District U-46 English Language Learners Program 2008. ELL Middle School *English. ISAT. IMAGE. ISAT. Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English. Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).
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ISAT for ELL? School District U-46 English Language Learners Program 2008 ELL Middle School *English
IMAGE ISAT Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) The State of Illinois has pulled the IMAGE test for ELL students starting in the Spring of 2008. ELL students will now be required to take ISAT, with accommodations.
Testing? Weakness Strengths STUDENTS PARENTS TEACHERS Prescription?
March 2008 March 3 to 14
Students Across the State seem to have difficulty with items that address these topics • main idea • irony • information in charts/graphs • inference • point of view • elements of fiction • author’s message • point of view • genre • type of writing • character • mood and tone • cause/effect • fact/opinion homonyms • fable/folktale/legend/myth/fairytale/essay • organizational patterns Frameworks Issues
Extended Response KEY IDEAS TEXT REFERENCES CONNECTIONS/CONCLUSIONS EXTEND BALANCE
Grade 7 MathematicsMultiple-Choice Sample Assessment Objective 9.7.03: Solve problems using properties of triangles and quadrilaterals (e.g., opposite sides of a parallelogram are congruent).
Grade 8 MathematicsMultiple-Choice Sample Assessment Objective 8.8.04: Recognize and generate equivalent forms of algebraic expressions.
Grade 7 MathematicsShort-Response Sample from 2007 ISAT Assessment Objective 7.7.02: Solve problems involving the perimeter and area of polygons and composite figures using diagrams, models, and grids or by measuring or using given formulas (may include sketching a figure from its description).
Grade 8 MathematicsShort-Response Sample from 2007 ISAT Assessment Objective 9.8.09: Solve problems involving vertical, complementary, and supplementary angles.
The answer space for eachshort-response item is 1 page, and it has faint square cm grid lines. These grid lines may help students if the item requires them to show work.
Grade 7 MathematicsExtended-Response Sample from 2007 ISAT Assessment Objective 9.7.14: Determine if figures are similar, and identify relationships between corresponding parts of similar figures.
Grade 8 MathematicsExtended-Response Sample from 2007 ISAT Assessment Objective 10.8.03: Create a bar graph, chart/table, line graph, or circle graph and solve a problem using the data in the graph for a given set of data.
The answer space for each extended-response item is 2 full pages. Page 1 has a blank area, and page 2 has faint square cm grid lines.
ReferenceSheet (Grades 7-8)
Accommodations Reader’s Script Glossaries Extra Time Small groups Scribes
Test Taking Strategies Get plenty of rest the night before the test. Eat a good breakfast.
Test Taking StrategiesCont. Do your best! Use pencil only. 2 #2
Test Taking StrategiesCont. 1.Where can children play basketball? Answer each question.
Test Taking StrategiesCont. 2 Remember to fill in one of the circles for each answer choice. Make sure you color in the circle completely. 2
Test Taking StrategiesCont. Guess if you do not know the answer! Watch your time and complete the test.
http://www.isbe.net/assessment/isat.htm • Interactive ISAT Multiple-Choice Sample Questions • http://metacat2.com/iltestlinks.html • Interactive ISAT Multiple-Choice Sample Questions • Grade 3 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 3 ISAT Mathematics Sample Questions • Grade 4 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 4 ISAT Mathematics Sample Questions • Grade 4 ISAT Science Sample Questions • Grade 5 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 5 ISAT Mathematics Sample Questions • Grade 6 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 6 ISAT Math Sample Questions • Grade 7 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 7 ISAT Mathematics Sample Questions • Grade 7 ISAT Science Sample Questions • Grade 8 ISAT Reading Sample Questions • Grade 8 ISAT Mathematics Sample Questions
March 2008 March 3 to 14
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We are here to help! If you have questions, please contact the EnglishLanguage Learners Program Wilma Valero ext. 4282 Gina Crespo ext. 5078 Patricia Makishima ext. 4279 Maribel Borja ext. 7619 Linda Razick ext. 5331 School District U- 46 (847) 888-5000