District 54 administers a variety of assessments to measure student progress and help teachers understand each student’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide appropriate instruction.

2023-24 Testing Dates

Kindergarten Screening – August 21-24

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): August 28-September 8 (fall), November 27-December 8 (winter), April 29-May 10 (spring)

Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) (sixth through eighth grade dual language and immersion students): October 16-27

Cognitive Skills Test (second through sixth grade gifted students): January 9-26

ACCESS: January 17 – March 5

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) (third through eighth grade): March 4-22

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) (fifth and eighth grade only): March 4-22

DLM (third through eighth grade): March 13 – May 8

DELE Test (eighth grade dual language students): May 6-17

For more information, contact Dr. Jillian Sagan, assistant superintendent of professional learning, at (847) 357-5043.