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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: January 26, 2022

IAR spring 2022 field test participation

Please see the list of participating schools to see if your school has been selected for the 2022 IAR field test. Students participating in the field test will take an additional unit (for English language arts), for a total of three units. The same instructions and amount of time used for Units 1 and 2 will be needed for the third unit. The units should be administered in numerical order.


  • March 7 – April 22, 2022 -- IAR Spring 2022 Testing Window – Online Testing
  • March 7 - April 8, 2022 -- IAR Spring 2022 Testing Window – Paper Testing

(Full list of IAR Spring 2022 Key Dates is below.)


Training webinars recordings for IAR 2022 are now available for viewing.

  1. Test Administrator Webinar Training (users with 0-2 years of experience) -- This training is geared toward new Test Administrators and will provide detailed step-by-step information for and District/School Test Coordinators.
  2. Test Administrator Webinar Training (users with 2-plus years of experience) -- This training will be geared toward experienced users and will provide an overview of 'What's New for Spring 2022" information.
  3. Technology Coordinator Training--This training will provide updates on technology activities and supported devices for the spring 2022 administration. 


All PearsonAccessnext users with the roles of District or School Test Coordinator or the Report Access role now have access to 2021 electronic reports. Districts/schools also have access to other reports, such as the District Summary of Schools Report, School Student Roster, and the Summary Data File. Please follow the link below for instructions on how to access these files within PAN.

 Parent Portal

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness Parent Portal is now available for parents/guardians. The Parent Portal provides parents and guardians online access to their child’s performance on the IAR test for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The IAR Parent Portal User Guide is available and has information on how to create an account, log in to the account, and add claim codes to access student score reports and videos of ISRs. The portal will also allow parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with the spring 2021 results. The unique access code can be found on each student's ISR.

Districts were informed via ClickDimensions about the introduction of the Parent Portal and how to inform parents of this new featurePDF Document.

Parent Portal Resources:

 Manuals & Technology

Pearson has updated the TestNav system requirements for the 2021-22 school year. The TestNav app must be downloaded and installed prior to spring 2022 testing.

These test documents and materials are for the spring/fall 2022 test administration.

 IAR Key Dates

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.

2021 IAR Testing Reports Date
  • ​OnDem​and Reports will be posted in PearsonAccessnext (PAN)
    - PDF copies will be accessible.
Available Now
  • Final Summative File (spring and fall 2021)
  • Reports in PAN
    • Individual Student Reports
    • District Summary Reports
    • Student Roster Reports
    • Performance Level Summary
Available Now​
  • Evidence Statement Analysis Reports
  • Content Standards Roster Reports
Available Now​
  • Fall ISR shipment to districts.

Spring 2022 Testing Date
IAR Spring 2022 Testing Window – Paper Testing 3/7/22 - 4/8/22
IAR Spring 2022 Testing Window – Online Testing 3/7/22 - 4/22/22
Student registration available in PearsonAccessnext (PAN) 12/28/21
Deadline for Districts/Schools to have student information loaded into PAN for Pre-ID* 1/28/22
Initial Materials in District – Wave 1 (Manuals Only) 1/26/22
Initial Materials in District – Wave 2 (Initial Orders) 2/21/22
Additional order window for districts/schools (all paper testing materials) 2/21/22 – 4/7/22
Prepare Sessions Start 3/3/22
Start Sessions Start / End 3/7/22 – 4/22/22
Deadline to return paper-based testing scorable and nonscorable materials to Pearson (picked up by vendor - 1 week after testing) 4/15/22
Deadline to return computer-based testing nonscorable materials to Pearson (Math Human Reader scripts - 1 week after testing) 4/29/22

 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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