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District Test

For STUDENTS – Taking the Assessment

  1. Direct students to Illuminate
  2. Have them click on “Student” Tab
  3. User name is ID#
  4. Password is Network Login
  5. Select ELA Benchmark
  6. Begin Test

Estancia English Department

English 3AB American Literature

English 4 ERWC

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Class Codes for

Class Codes


ERWC   Period 2    19050370

English Period 3    19050418

English Period 6    19050433

English Period 7    19050474

Password for all classes: Rodig

Logging on to Illuminate

  1. Click on “Student” Tab

  2. User name is ID#

  3. Password is Network Login

  4. Your test will be listed on the right side of your  screen


B.A. English Literature San Diego State University 1996

No Child Left Behind Certification 2006

American Homeland Solutions Certification 2007

AP College Board English Lit and Composition Certification 2008


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Period 2 B8EA9A

Period 3 L9FW3F

Period 6 R7HC2C

Period 7 W2YP9G

American Literature

A survey of American Literature which includes: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Crucible, The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Catcher in the Rye and other supplemental non-fiction reading.

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