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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.

Private Schools

Information for Private Schools testing students on the IAR English language arts and mathematics assessments.


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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IAR Key Dates – Spring 2021

IAR Spring 2021 Testing Window – Online Testing 3/15/21 – 5/14/21
IAR Spring 2021 Testing Window – Paper Testing 3/15/21 - 4/30/21
Student registration information from ISBE's Student Information System (SIS) available in PearsonAccessnext (PAN) 1/6/21
Deadline for Districts/Schools to have student information loaded into PAN for initial paper material orders and student Pre-IDs 2/5/21
Initial Materials in district - Wave 1 (Manuals Only) 2/16/21
Initial Materials in district - Wave 2 (Initial Orders) 3/1/21
Additional order window for districts/schools (all paper testing materials) 3/1/21 – 4/27/21
Prepare Sessions Start / End 3/11/21
Start Sessions Start / End 3/15/21 – 5/14/21
Deadline to return paper-based testing scorable and nonscorable materials to Pearson (picked up by vendor) - (one week after testing) 5/7/21
Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (Math Human Reader scripts, tactile graphics) - (one week after testing) 5/21/21