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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: October 20, 2021

the 2021 iar testing administration has concluded!

INTRODUCING THE PARENT PORTAL AND VIDEO REPORTING (Available October 26)

The Illinois IAR Parent Portal go-live date has been delayed and will now be October 26, 2021. More information about the new Illinois IAR Parent Portal can be found below.   

ISBE is introducing the IAR Parent Portal​, where parents/guardians can learn about their children’s performance on the IAR for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The IAR Parent Portal User Guide has information on how to create an account, log in to the account, and add claim codes to access student score reports and video of Individual Student Reports. The portal will also allow parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with the spring 2021 results.  The IAR Parent Portal will be available to parents/guardians beginning October 26, 2021.

IAR FALL SCORE REPORTS DATES

  • Individual Student Reports (ISRs) will be posted in PearsonAccessnext (PAN) on 31, 2021 - PDF copies will be accessible under OnDemand Reports.
  • Final Summative File (spring and fall 2021) – December 21, 2021 
  • Fall ISR shipment to districts – January 6-14, 2022 (Tentative)

important: Technology Update for Spring 2022!

Pearson has updated the TestNav system requirements for the 2021-22 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.
**IMPORTANT**
The TestNav app must be downloaded and installed prior to spring 2022 testing. (UPDATE)
  • Updated Technical Bulletin
  • Updated TestNav System Requirements
For any questions, please call Pearson customer support at (833) 213-3879.

EXTENDED TESTING​ WINDOW

FALL TESTING IS NOW UNDERWAY!

  • August 9 - September 24, 2021 (Paper Based Testing) - NO LONGER AVAILABLE (Updated 10/04/2021)
  • August 9 - October 8, 2021 (Computer Based Testing)

​​IAR Spring SCORE REPORTs​​ DATES
  • ​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.​

 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
Date

Spring 2021 PDF Reports posted in PearsonAccessnext(PAN)

  • Individual Student Reports (ISR)
9/20/21

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.

8/15/21
Fall 2021 Testing
Date

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)

8/3/21

Additional order window for districts/schools (all paper testing materials)

CLOSED

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)

10/01/2021

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

10/15/21

 Training Presentations & Webinars

 Archived Materials

​​2020

​​2019

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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