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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 New 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: September 21, 2021



  • August 9 - September 24, 2021 (Paper Based Testing) (Updated 04/01/2021)
  • August 9 - October 8, 2021 (Computer Based Testing)

Saturday testing is available 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • ​Individual Student Reports (ISRs) are now posted in PearsonAccessnext (PAN) - PDF copies are accessible under OnDemand Reports.​
  • September 30-October 18, 2021 -- ISRs will be delivered to districts.

Important: Technology Update!

Pearson has updated the TestNav system requirements for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review the technical bulletin and system requirement pages below to ensure your school devices are ready for the upcoming fall (if applicable) and spring testing administrations.


The TestNav app must be downloaded and installed prior to fall 2021 and spring 2022 testing. 

​For any questions please call Pearson customer support at 833-213-3879.

 IAR Key Dates - Fall 2021 Administration

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.

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 PDF Reports posted in PearsonAccessnext(PAN)

  • Individual Student Reports (ISR)

Spring 2021 ISRs Delivered to Districts

9/30/21 - 10/18/21

IAR corrections due for the purpose of the IAR Individual Student Reports for SY 2021.

Fall 2021 Testing

IAR Fall 2021 Testing Window - Paper Testing

8/9/21 - 9/24/21

IAR Fall 2021 Testing Window - Online Testing

8/9/21 - 10/8/21

Student registration available in PearsonAccessnext (PAN)next (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)


Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (Math Human Reader scripts, tactile graphics) - (one week after testing)


 Training Presentations & Webinars

 Archived Materials



Summ​ary Files Posted on Pearson Access Next (PAN)

Pearson has posted summary reports/files (under Published Reports) on Pearson Access Next. District/school staff with the District Coordinator role, School Test Coordinator role, or Report Access role will be able to view the reports (at the district and/or school level).

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