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 31, 2023
2023 SPRING TESTING SEASON
2023 -- IAR TESTING DATES
- Paper: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 7, 2023 (latest)
- Online: March 6, 2023 (earliest) – April 21, 2023 (latest)
- *See additional key dates listed below.
Field Testing 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.
Field Test Participation List
NEW: Introducing the New Student Readiness Tool
Student Readiness Tool (SRT) engages students in learning how to navigate TestNav using elements that support visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. The SRT ensures fairness and inclusion for all students by showing them how to use the TestNav tools, item types, and features that will appear on the summative assessment and will therefore improve student readiness and confidence before test time.
SRT is not meant to familiarize students with the standards. Please direct students to the content practice items on the IAR support page.
TestNav System Requirements for 2023
Pearson has updated TestNav system requirements for the 2022-23 school year. Anyone using the 1.10 app will need to upgrade to the latest app for their platform to use TestNav. ChromeOS 97 will no longer be supported for use with TestNav.
Please review the technical bulletins and system requirements to ensure your school devices are ready for the spring administration. The updated TestNav application must be downloaded and installed prior to that time.
Please call Pearson customer support at 833-213-3879 if you have questions.