Purpose of Assessments

Franklin Township Community School Corporation is committed to continuously using student data to drive curricular, instructional and programing decisions. The district utilizes a balanced assessment system of summative and formative assessments to evaluate student progress.

Our FTCSC assessment programs are designed to:

      • measure student achievement relative to the state content standards,
      • use student results and data to identify and remediate students failing to master course content,
      • provide teachers with real time and accurate information detailing their students’ retention of material,
      • assist in identifying strengths and weakness, in the schools systems and programming, in efforts to improve student learning.

Assessment Types

  • Formative Assessments refer to a wide variety of tools used to conduct on the spot evaluations of student comprehension. These assessments then provide teachers with real time information on their students understanding of the material, learning needs and comprehension.
  • Summative Assessments are primarily state designed and are used to assess the extent to which a student has successfully mastered the grade/subject level standards. Though the results are just a glimpse into the students’ educational progress, the information does assist with program placement, remediation identification and teacher preparations.

District Assessment Calendar 

Test Purpose Who Window
PSAT College Readiness Assessment. Sophomores and Juniors Oct. 10th
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) High Ability Placement 2nd and 5th grade
     *plus nominated students
Oct. 29th – Nov. 2nd
ISTEP 10 Retest Graduation Qualifying Exam Juniors and Seniors
      *without qualifying scores
Nov. 12th – Dec. 11th
WiDA Language Assessment English Learners
       *Prof. Levels 1-4.9
Jan. 14th – Mar. 1st
IREAD State Summative
Reading Assessment
All 3rd grade students Mar. 11th – Mar. 15th
ISTEP 10+ Graduation Qualifying Exam Sophomores Part 1: Feb 25th – Mar. 22nd
Part 2: Apr. 8th – May 3rd
IAM Alternative State Summative Assessment Qualified students Apr. 8th – May 17th
ILEARN State Summative Assessment Grades 3-8 Apr. 22nd – May 17th
ILEARN Bio State Summative Assessment Biology Students Apr. 22nd – May 24th