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District 153 staff wrestle with adapting assessment to remote learning situation

Homewood District 153 administrators and teachers are looking at ways to administer learning assessments now that students are attending school remotely. The unprecedented situation is raising a number of challenges.

At the school board meeting Tuesday, Kathy Schaeflein, director of curriculum and instruction, and Cathryne Czarnecki, a member of the district's assessment team, provided the school board with an update on planning for assessment generally, and testing in particular.

Illinois uses the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) exam to meet federal mandates for testing all students. The test is administered in spring. In . . .

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