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The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assesses progress of students in grades 3-8 in meeting the Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

This site hosts all of the tools necessary for Test Coordinators, Technology Coordinators, and Test Administrators to prepare for and administer assessments.


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PearsonAccessnext for all administrative tasks for test administration.

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Technology Setup

Prepare your system for online assessments.

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Resources

Access trainings, manuals, and other resources to prepare for and administer assessments.


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Test Preparation

Users can access sample items, TestNav 8 tutorials, and practice tests to prepare for the tests.

Reporting

Access a variety of reporting resources from interpretive guides, to report samples, and file layouts.

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Support

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Key Dates - Spring 2019

IAR Spring 2019 Testing Window - online testing 3/11/2019 - 4/26/2019
IAR Spring 2019 Testing Window - paper testing 3/25/2019 - 4/26/2019
Deadline to have student information loaded into ISBE's Student Information System (SIS) for Pre-ID; this transmission to PearsonAccessnext will:
  • inform the production of Pre-ID labels for students testing with the paper format,
  • place orders for paper test books and answer sheets (as applicable) automatically,
  • determine quantities for paper manuals for paper and online testing, and
  • load student data into PearsonAccessnext, based on the Testing RCDTS in the Pre-ID file.
2/15/2019
Initial Paper test materials arriving in districts no later than 3/18/2019
Additional Order Window (all materials)
Note: materials for Spring 2019 testing must be approved by 2pm on 4/19/19
3/18/19 - 4/19/2019
Return Materials Additional Order Window (e.g.., return labels, header sheets, etc.) 4/22/19 - 5/10/2019
Proctor Caching available 3/4/2019
Add Session Name in the IAR Pre-ID in ISBE's SIS (optional) now - 3/1/2019
Deadline to have student information loaded in SIS for Pre-ID-this transmission will:
  • auto-create test sessions for students whose “Session Name” field is populated and
  • load any student data updates since February 15, 2019, into PearsonAccessnext, based on the Testing RCDTS in the Pre-ID file.
Note: This transmission will NOT have any effect on paper materials orders or Pre-ID labels.
3/1/2019
Create Sessions Start/End in PearsonAccessnext 3/4/2019 - 4/25/2019
Prepare Session Start/End 3/7/2019 - 4/25/2019
Start Session Start/End 3/11/2019 - 4/25/2019
Deadline to return paper-based testing scorable and nonscorable materials to Pearson (one week after testing) 5/3/2019
Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (one week after testing) 5/3/2019