Performance Descriptors and Classroom Assessments Chart
The performance descriptors are a supplement - not a replacement - for the Illinois Learning Standards. They are intended to help teachers align their curricula to the standards and to help students meet performance expectations at ten stages of educational development.
During the 2000-01 and 2001-02 school years, a representative sample of Illinois teachers field tested classroom assessments and collected student work samples for all the descriptors. Links to these assessments are found below, and many have "meets" and "exceeds" work samples at the end of the documents.