About the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

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    What is the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)?

    Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the State of Illinois switched from the PARCC assessment to Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR).  The IAR is a federally required state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. The IAR is a measure of student mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3 through 8 - and their readiness for what’s next.

    Who takes the IAR and when do they take IAR?

    All students in grades 3 - 8 take the IAR assessment in the spring of each school year. Tests will be administered on computers and will be taken over several days, in multiple testing sessions. Individual schools will notify parents of the exact testing schedule for students.   

    Additional IAR information 

    Please visit the Illinois Assessment of Readiness Page for more information regarding the test.