CPS will administer upwards of 15 types of standardized tests hundreds of times this year. Navigating the complexity of standardized testing is difficult for students, parents, teachers, and, frankly, the district itself.
Here’s a few links to help make things easier to navigate. Please send us questions. If we can’t answer them, we can likely find the right person for you to ask.
- NWEA MAP: What you need to know: the current high-stakes test in CPS for student promotion, selective enrollment eligibility, teacher and principal evaluation and school rating. More about the risks/opportunities of opting out of the MAP here.
- PARCC: What you need to know: PARCC is not a high-stakes test for 2014-2015.
- PreK-8 testing 2015-2016: Quick summary on a single chart. (Note that high school testing is not included on this chart because of space constraints.)
- Stop the testing madness: How and why to opt out (en español)