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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.


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.

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.

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.


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


Assistance is available via email, chat, or phone.


IAR Key Dates – Fall 2021
Event Date(s)
IAR Fall 2021 Testing Window – Online Testing 8/9/21 - 10/8/21
IAR Fall 2021 Testing Window – Paper Testing 8/9/21 - 9/24/21
Student registration available in PearsonAccessnext (PAN)
*Only if needed
Additional order window for districts/schools (all paper testing materials) 8/3/21 - 9/22/21
Prepare Sessions Start / End 8/5/21 - 10/8/21
Start Sessions Start / End 8/9/21 - 10/8/21
Deadline to return paper-based testing scorable and nonscorable materials to Pearson (picked up by vendor) - (one week after testing) 10/1/21
Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (Math Human Reader scripts, tactile graphics) - (one week after testing) 10/15/21