TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL
PART 26 STANDARDS FOR ENDORSEMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
SECTION 26.245 ASSESSMENT STANDARDS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019


 

Section 26.245  Assessment Standards Beginning September 1, 2019

 

The effective early childhood teacher:

 

a)         creates and uses assessment information both for the facilitation of child development and measuring academic achievement;

 

b)         uses a variety of assessment tools, including developmental continuums, universal screening, authentic assessment, diagnostic measures, curriculum-based assessment and progress monitoring procedures;

 

c)         monitors child progress for content area benchmarks and developmental outcomes;

 

d)         assesses children's interests, motivation and engagement in instruction;

 

e)         uses assessment data, including observational records and children's work products to plan instruction;

 

f)         partners with families to understand children's background and ongoing learning progress;

 

g)         empowers children to self-assess their learning progress;

 

h)         communicates academic progress and personal development to all stakeholders, including children, families, other teachers and school administrators, and communicates aggregated trends to the school board and other policy bodies;

 

i)          aligns assessments with required reporting mechanisms to assure that benchmarks for learning standards and developmental growth are monitored systematically; and

 

j)          uses, interprets and plans instruction with all forms of assessment instruments appropriate to the developmental level.  These instruments include standardized instruments, textbook and other curricular instruments and teacher-developed approaches.

 

(Source:  Added at 39 Ill. Reg. 2413, effective February 2, 2015)