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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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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.


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


Assistance is available via email, chat, or phone.

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Key Dates - Spring 2020

IAR Spring 2020 Testing Window - online testing 3/11/2020 - 4/24/2020
IAR Spring 2020 Testing Window - paper testing 3/11/2020 - 4/17/2020