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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.

Technology Setup

IAR Summative Resources

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

Reporting

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

Test Preparation

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

Learning Renewal Interim Resources

Access trainings, manuals, and other resources to prepare for and administer the Learning Renewal Interim assessments.

Learning Renewal Interim Resources

Invest in Kids Act

Information for Private Schools testing students on the IAR English language arts and mathematics assessments as part of the Invest in Kids Act.

Invest in Kids Act

Support

Assistance is available via email, chat, or phone.

Support



IAR Key Dates – Spring 2023
Event Date(s)
IAR Spring 2023 Testing Window – Paper Testing 3/6/23 - 4/7/23
IAR Spring 2023 Testing Window – Online Testing 3/6/23 - 4/21/23
Student registration available in PearsonAccessnext (PAN) 12/28/22
Deadline for Districts/Schools to have student information loaded into PAN for Pre-ID* 1/27/23
Initial Materials in District – Wave 1 (Manuals Only) 1/26/23
Initial Materials in District – Wave 2 (Initial Orders) 2/20/23
Additional order window for districts/schools (all paper testing materials) 2/20/23 – 4/5/23
Prepare Sessions Start 3/2/23
Start Sessions Start / End 3/6/23 – 4/21/23
Deadline to return paper-based testing scorable and nonscorable materials to Pearson (picked up by vendor - 1 week after testing) 4/14/23
Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (Math Human Reader scripts - 1 week after testing) 4/28/23