Illinois’ Writing Test Back, But Without Funding

Jul 4, 2013


Illinois high school juniors will be given a writing test for the first time in years next spring.

The test will be part of annual standardized tests, but lawmakers haven’t given the state board of education the money to pay for the essays.

Board officials say they’ve been authorized the same twenty-seven million dollars to spend on assessments. Projections put the additional writing tests at two-point-five million dollars.

The board may request additional funding from the legislature.