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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: June 7, 2022

​OnDemand Reports and Summative Data Files -- Now Available!

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Spring 2022 OnDemand Reports and Summative Data files are now available in PearsonAccessnext to those users with the roles of District or School Test Coordinator or with the Report Access role.

Click on the link for more information: ODR and Summative Data GuidancePDF Document

​After Testing IAR Spring 2022 Key Dates

Event
Date(s)
Verify Enrollment for Testing Window Now - 7/31/22
OnDemand Reporting (Preliminary Scores) Now Available in PAN
Preliminary Summative File (no growth) Now Available in PAN
Final Summative File (w/growth) 07/01/2022
IAR Corrections in SIS 07/08/2022 - 08/26/2022
Electronic ISRs available in PAN 07/12/2022
Hard-copy ISRs delivered to districts 07/25/2022 - 08/18/2022

ASSESSMENT ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION REPORT

Districts and schools will need to download the Assessment Enrollment Verification Report to determine who should have tested during your testing window. You will need to verify that your enrollment records match your local testing roster and that all of the information for the students who tested is correct.

Assessment Enrollment Verification Report InstructionsPDF Document

If students do not appear on the Assessment Enrollment Verification Report, check the following:

  • That the student is enrolled in the correct Home and Serving schools,
  • That the student is enrolled with the correct Start and End dates,
  • That the student is enrolled in Grades 3-8, and
  • That the student is marked “NO” for the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment in the student’s Program Indicators instructions for this process, if applicable.

Districts have until July 31, 2022, to ensure that all students who tested appear on the Assessment Enrollment Verification Report. Enrollments will not be able to be added after this date.

IAR 2022 CORRECTIONS

Please keep a record of the students who missed the assessment along with the reasons so that you can review and resolve all discrepancies in the Student Information System (SIS) during the corrections window, July 8 - August 26, 2022.

During this time, you will be able to:

  • Apply the appropriate RNVTA codes for missing scores.
  • Review and match all "unassigned" test records.

PLAN FOR 2023 TESTING SEASON

2023--IAR TESTING DATES

  • Paper: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 7, 2023 (latest)
  • Online: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 21, 2023 (latest)​​

 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:

Key Dates: Spring 2022 Testing
Date
Hard-copy ISRs delivered to districts and schools 07/25/2022 - 08/18/2022
Hard-copy ISRs available for parents from schools 08/19/2022
IAR Parent Portal opens
End of July/Early August

 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.


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
Verify Enrollment for Testing Window Now - 7/31/22
OnDemand Reporting available in PAN (Preliminary Scores) 05/20/2022
Preliminary Summative File (no growth) 05/23/2022 (Tentative)
Final Summative File (w/growth) 07/01/2022
IAR Corrections in SIS 07/08/2022 - 08/26/2022
Electronic ISRs available in PAN 07/12/2022
Hard-copy ISRs delivered to districts 07/25/2022 - 08/18/2022​

 Training Presentations & Webinars

 Archived Materials

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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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