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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.

IAR assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8.​


Illinois is in a time of opportunity and innovation across all of our accountability assessments. Understandably there are questions about what assessments will look like in the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Read a letter from State Superintendent Dr. Smith, about the future of assessment in grades 3 through 8.PDF Document

  • January 18, 2019: Assessment Update Webinar-Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
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