The Indiana Student Performance Readiness and Observation of Understanding Tool (ISPROUT) is utilized to measure skill development in children from infancy to kindergarten. ISPROUT is in alignment with the Indiana Early Learning Foundations, which include the development of foundations such as:
- English/Language Arts
- Physical Development
- Social Studies
- Social and Emotional Skills
These concepts are reported in three categories: social/emotional, knowledge and skills, and independence/motor coordination, which are also used for federal reporting to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
- Frequently Asked Questions
When is the ISPROUT assessment held?
There are four annual ISPROUT assessment windows.
ISPROUT 2022-2023 Windows Tuesday, July 19 - Sunday, October 2 Window 1 Monday, October 3 - January 2, 2023 Window 2 January 3, 2023 - April 2, 2023 Window 3 April 3, 2023 - June 16, 2023 Window 4
What is the test design for IREAD-3?
ISPROUT observations for the Indiana Early Learning Foundations are recorded in the ISPROUT KReady system. This allows students to receive ratings based on their SKBs throughout the assessment window.
Who participates in ISPROUT?
ISPROUT is utilized for Indiana students receiving services as part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to meet the reporting requirements of OSEP. Providers may also opt to use ISPROUT with other students to determine levels of mastery.
Schools without students with IEPs seeking to implement ISPROUT may contact IDOE’s Office of Student Assessment via email at INassessments@doe.in.gov or phone at (317) 232-9050.
How will students receive scores?
Scores will become available to parents and students following the ISPROUT assessment window usually through a meeting with the ISPROUT teacher.
- Additional ISPROUT Resources and Guidance
- ISPROUT Test Blueprints
The ISPROUT blueprint defines the essential content that will be measured by the assessment. Indiana educators in collaboration with content experts, created the blueprint for ISPROUT.
Domain Strand Learning Progression Skills, Knowledge, or Behaviors (SKB) IN Reporting Category IN Standard (Topic) Social Foundation Social Emotional Awareness and Expression of Emotion Emotion Identification Social/Emotional SE3.1 Response to Distressed Peer Social/Emotional SE1.2 Approaches to Learning/ Executive Functioning Self Control Self Control Strategies Social/Emotional SE2.1 Persistence Persisting with Tasks Social/Emotional APL3.1 Working Memory Following Directions Social/Emotional ELA1.1 Cooperation with Peers Social Behaviors Social/Emotional APL4.1 Language and Literacy Reading Story/Text Comprehension Respond to Questions About Text Knowledge & Skills ELA2.4 Phonological Awareness Rhyming Words Knowledge & Skills ELA2.2 Phonics and Letter Recognition Uppercase Letters Knowledge & Skills KLA2.1 Lowercase Letters Knowledge & Skills ELA2.1 Speaking and Listening Communication Purposes and Situations Social/Emotional ELA1.2 Writing Emergent Writing Writing to Convey Meaning Independence & MC ELA3.1 Language Vocabulary Word Meanings Social/Emotional ELA1.3 Mathematics Counting and Cardinality Number Sense Number Words Knowledge & Skills M1.1 Object Counting Knowledge & Skills M1.1 Measurement and Data Classification Sorting and Classifying Knowledge & Skills M3.1 Measurement Identifying/Comparing/Measuring Knowledge & Skills M5.2 Geometry Shapes Two-Dimensional Shapes Knowledge & Skills M4.2 Physical Wellbeing & Motor Development Physical Education Coordination - Large Motor Locomotor Skills Independence & MC PHG3.1 Spatial Awareness Independence & MC PHG2.2 Coordination - Small Motor Oral Motor Independence & MC PHG3.2 Tool and Object Manipulation Independence & MC PHG3.1 Health Safety and Injury Prevention Safety Rules Independence & MC PHG1.2 Personal Care Tasks Personal Care and Basic Health Independence & MC PHG1.1 Science Skills and Processes/Life Science Inquiry and Observation Explore, Examine, and Investigate Knowledge & Skills SC1.1 Engineering Engineering Engineering Knowledge & Skills SC4.1 Fine Art Music Music Rhythm Social/Emotional CA1.1 Visual Arts Visual Arts Drawing Social/Emotional APL3.1
For general assistance regarding statewide assessments, please contact IDOE’s Office of Student Assessment via email at INassessments@doe.in.gov or phone at (317) 232-9050.