Illinois State Board of Education: How It Works
The assessment achieves robust, modern delivery with Drupal CMS, TAO, custom software development, and a multi-tenant, scalable Amazon Web Services infrastructure. An automated rostering process connects the system with the state’s student information systems of choice. An open-source platform proven to support English Language Arts (ELA) and Math can now also deliver NGSS-aligned science assessments as well. The result: a platform that allows for a branded, segregated, secure experience for Illinois, all while sustaining a separate diagnostic test event for another multi-state consortium.
A Secure Platform
The security of student data and test content was, of course, paramount. Assessment content was delivered using Safe Exam Browsers (SEB) across multiple operating systems and device types. Even in a Beta state, the Breakthrough Technologies SEB solution offered Illinois the levels of security appropriate for such an important test event.