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: November 18, 2022
2023 SPRING TESTING SEASON
2023 -- IAR TESTING DATES
- Paper: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 7, 2023 (latest)
- Online: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 21, 2023 (latest)
- *See additional key dates listed below.
2023 IAR Training Webinars - Please plan to attend the training webinar option that best fits your role or testing experience
Register for a 2023 IAR Training Webinar now.
Test Administrator Webinar Training (Users with 0-2 Years Experience)
This training will be geared toward new users and will provide detailed step-by-step test administration information for district/school test coordinators.
Test Administrator Webinar Training (Users with 2+ Years Experience)
This training will be geared toward experienced district/school test coordinators and will provide an overview of "What’s New for Spring 2023" information.
Invest in Kids Training - Pearson Access Training
This training will provide detailed step-by-step administration information for school/district test coordinators at nonpublic schools participating in the Invest in Kids Act.
Technology Coordinator Training
This training will provide updates on technology activities and supported devices for the 2023 spring administration.
NEW: Introducing the New Student Readiness Tool
Student Readiness Tool (SRT) engages students in learning how to navigate TestNav, using elements that support visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. The SRT ensures fairness and inclusion for all students by showing them how to use the TestNav tools, item types, and features that will appear on the summative assessment and will therefore improve student readiness and confidence before test time.
SRT is not meant to familiarize students with the standards. Please direct students to the content practice items on the IAR support page.
TestNav System Requirements for 2023
Pearson has updated TestNav system requirements for the 2022-23 school year. Anyone using the 1.10 app will need to upgrade to the latest app for their platform in order to use TestNav. ChromeOS 97 will no longer be supported for use with TestNav.
Please review the technical bulletins and system requirements to ensure your school devices are ready for the spring administration. The updated TestNav application must be downloaded and installed prior to that time.
Please call Pearson customer support at 833-213-3879 if you have questions.
All spring 2022 IAR Reports Available in Pan
All 2022 score reports are now available in PearsonAccessnext to those users with the roles of District or School Test Coordinator or with the Report Access roles.
IAR Interpretation Guides and other reporting resources are available on the
Pearson support site.