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The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English language arts and mathematics to all students in grades 3-8.

UPDATE: May 20, 2024

OnDemand Reports

IAR Spring 2024 OnDemand Reports are now available in PearsonAccessnext to those users with the district or school test coordinator role or those with report access. An OnDemand Report score is provided for each student record that received a valid score. A score is considered valid if the record has met the rules for "attemptedness" and has not been voided.

To access these reports/files:

  1. Log in to PearsonAccessnext.
  2. Confirm the correct administration dates: Illinois > 2023-2024>IL IAR Spring 2024.
  3. Go to Reports>OnDemand Reports.
  4. On the left side of the screen, you may filter by Test Name, Subject Name, Grade, or Performance Level. You may also search for specific students.

Student information can be downloaded using the print icon on the right of the ODR screen. Student lists can be downloaded for selected students as a PDF, CSV, or Excel file.

Additional information can be found in the OnDemand Report GuidancePDF Document document.


Spring 2024 IAR Corrections - Action Needed by Schools/Districts!

Assessment Enrollment Verification
District and school staff should compare this report with local records to verify all tested students are reported correctly prior to scores being posted. The report highlights students with multiple enrollments during the testing window. If the student is not on the report, immediately enroll the student in the Student Information System (SIS) during the testing window. To access this report, log in to SIS, choose “Reports” on the left, then “Student,” then “Assessment,” then “Assessment Enrollment Verification Report,” and finally “Details.”

  • The deadline for districts to add and correct school year 2023-24 SIS enrollment data is July 31, 2024.
  • Verify that report counts match your local assessment roster and the students who tested:
    • Appear on the report (i.e., enrolled in SIS during the test window).
    • Show the correct grade level at the time of testing.
    • Show the appropriate Test to Be Taken. (IDEA Indicator and Alternate Assessment must be “Yes” for DLM-AA.)
    • Show accurate First Year in U.S. School indicator (from the “EL Information” tab in SIS enrollment).

Assessment Corrections and Scores Review Procedures
Districts and schools will have until Aug. 23 to review/correct their IAR testing data. You can start entering your RNVTA codes for students who did not test on Wednesday, May 15. (RNVTA Code DescriptionsPDF Document)

Please refer to the Assessment Correction and Score Review Procedures GuidelinesPDF Document for further dates and details.

The IAR scores will be available in SIS by July 22. Districts and schools will be able to view scores and resolve any error codes that may be present at that time. The deadline for all IAR corrections is Aug. 23, 2024.


Update Contact Information in PearsonAccessnext

If any of your contact information has changed (principal, superintendent, school name, address, etc.), please update in PAN to ensure that your score reports are delivered correctly. Those with District Test Coordinator and School Test Coordinator access are authorized to make these updates.  


IAR 2024 Key Dates at a Glance

Event Date
Enrollment Verification Now thru 7/31/24
Preliminary Scores available in PAN 5/13/24
Preliminary summative file posted in PAN (no growth) 5/20/24
Electronic ISRs available in PAN 7/10/24
Final Summative Scores in SIS Anticipated 7/22/24
Hard-Copy ISRs delivered to districts 7/24/24 - 8/9/24​​

 Parent & Teacher Resources

PARENT PORTAL

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness Parent Portal is now available for parents/guardians. The Parent Portal provides parents and guardians online access to their child’s performance on the IAR test for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The IAR Parent Portal User Guide is available and has information on how to create an account, log in to the account, and add claim codes to access student score reports and videos of Individual Student Reports (ISRs). The portal will also allow parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with the spring 2021 results. The unique access code can be found on each student's ISR. View IAR Sample Parent Video​.

Districts were informed via ClickDimensions about the introduction of the Parent Portal and how to inform parents of this new featurePDF Document.

Parent Portal Resources:

Career and College Readiness Resources

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness for English language arts and mathematics for Grades 3-8 has been linked with the Lexile and Quantile Framework to support the development of students and determine if they are on track to graduate college and are career ready. Using the Lexile and Quantile score included on the Individual Student Report, parents and teachers can utilize the enhanced resources, tools, and capabilities through our state partnership with MetaMetrics.  
  • Lexile and Quantile Hub
    This online platform provides you with easy access to more than a dozen new and enhanced reading and mathematics tools.
  • Lexile and Quantile Growth Planner
    This planner helps parents and teachers to identify the reading and math requirements needed for a desired career for students and use them to inform goal-setting.
  • Lexile and Quantile Career Database
    This helps parents and teachers to compare and describe the reading and math requirements of career interests for students.

RESOURCES

VIDEOS

 Manuals & Technology

Pearson has updated the TestNav system requirements for the 2023-2024 school year. Please review the technical bulletins and system requirement pages below to ensure your school devices are ready for the fall (if applicable) and spring administrations.

IMPORTANT: The updated TestNav app must be downloaded and installed prior to spring 2024 testing.

These test documents and materials are for the spring 2024 test administration.

 IAR Key Dates

Pearson Assessments has been awarded the contract to administer the IAR. The test administration platform and test delivery platform will be the same as it has been in the past. There will be no additional changes to accommodations for students taking the assessments. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Assessment Department at assessment@isbe.net.​


Events
Date(s)
IAR Spring 2024 Testing Window
CLOSED
Enrollment verification​ Now thru 7/31/24
Corrections Window​
  • Clear all error codes
  • Add RNVTA codes for missing scores
  • Clear unassigned records
Now thru 8/23/24
OnDemand Reports available in PAN (Preliminary scores)  5/13/24
Preliminary Summative File available in PAN (no growth) 5/20/24
Electronic Individual Student Reports (ISRs) available in PAN 7/10/24
Reports available in PearsonAccessnext:
  • District Summary of Schools Report 
  • School Student Roster
  • Performance Level Summary Reports
7/10/24
Final summative scores in SIS 7/22/24
Hard-copy ISRs delivered to districts  7/24/24 - 8/9/24
Reports available in PearsonAccessnext:
  • Content Standards Roster and Data File
  • Evidence Statement Analysis and Data File
7/25/24

 Test Design

​English Language Arts

The ELA/L summative assessment is available in Grades 3 – 8. Students read and analyze passages from real, authentic texts – both fiction and nonfiction – as well as multimedia. Students then draw upon what they’ve learned from these passages and multimedia, using that knowledge to respond in writing. These skills are critically important for students in college and the workplace.

MATHEMATICS

The mathematics summative assessment is available in Grades 3 – 8. Students solve multi-step math problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. This requires students to reason mathematically, make sense of quantities and their relationships to solve real-world problems, and show their understanding. Many previous assessments focused mostly on rote procedure only.

IAR Performance Levels

Results on assessments are reported for ELA and Mathematics according to five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills and practices students are able to demonstrate:
  • Level 1: Did not yet meet expectations
  • Level 2: Partially met expectations
  • Level 3: Approached expectations
  • Level 4: Met expectations
  • Level 5: Exceeded expectations

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