Sample Letter to Families about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness
ISBE has created a sample letter to support your communications to families about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. The test has a new name, shorter length, and other important changes coming in the next few years. We encourage you to download the sample letter below in the language(s) appropriate for your families, personalize on your letterhead, and distribute to your school communities.
Illinois’ accountability assessments provide critical information for educators and the State to give more support and resources to the students in the greatest need. For students in grades 3 through 8, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness measures the same math and literacy standards with the same types of questions, while reducing testing time by one-third.
We have prepared the sample letter in seven languages to reach more than 80 percent of Illinois families in their native language.
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