UPDATE: February 2, 2024
Prepare for 2024 — IAR Testing Dates
Paper: March 4 (earliest) – April 5 (latest)
Online: March 4 (earliest) – April 19 (latest)
Field Test Participation
Field testing is a critical component in planning for future IAR testing. Each year, a small percentage of the Illinois student population is selected to participate. Please check the lists below to see if your school(s) is slated to participate. Students participating in the English Language Arts/Literature (ELA/L) field test will have a third unit added. Test administrators should use the same test administrative scripts and allow the same amount of time that they use for the other two ELA/L units.
2024 IAR Test Administration Training Webinars
Please view the training webinar option that best fits your role or testing experience.
Test Administration Training (New Users)
Test Administration Training (Experienced Users)
Technology Coordinator Training
2024 Important Technology Update!
Pearson support is notifying programs of two updates that affect those using iPads for secure testing:
- iPadOS 17.3 - Apple released an operating system update on Monday, Jan. 22, and Pearson highly recommends updating to this version if testing on devices running iPadOS 17. This update provides programs the most stable and efficient testing experience. Those testing on iPadOS 15 and 16 do not need to take action on this update.
- TestNav app for iPadOS - Pearson released this required TestNav app update (iPadOS only) on Jan. 31. This update improves TestNav security performance. Programs with auto-update enabled do not need to take any action to receive this update.
Please click here for the Pearson notice:
TestNav - iPadOS 17.3 and TestNav for iPadOS Update
IAR Computer-Based Accessibility Features and Accommodations Form
The IAR Computer-Based Accessibility Features and Accommodations form is a tool that is provided to assist districts and schools in identifying and documenting the accessibility features and/or accommodations for students who are eligible to take the IAR. This form should be maintained at the local level.
Update Contact Information in PearsonAccessnext
If any of your contact information has changed (principal, superintendent, school name, address, etc.), please update in PAN to ensure that your testing materials are delivered correctly.
Those with District Test Coordinator and School Test Coordinator access are authorized to make these updates.
Pearson has updated the TestNav system requirements for the 2023-24 school year. Please review the technical bulletins and system requirement pages below to ensure your school devices are ready for the spring administration.
**IMPORTANT: The updated TestNav app must be downloaded and installed prior to spring 2024 testing.