State Assessments

Illinois Assessment of Readiness
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. 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.​

IAR Parent Portal
Parents/Guardians can learn about their children's performance on the IAR for English Language Arts/literacy and Mathematics.  The IAR Parent Portal User Guide has information on how to create an account, log in to the account, and add claim codes to access student score reports and video of Individual Student Reports. The portal will also allow parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with the spring 2021 results. 

Lexile & Quantile Measures
In addition to the state assessment score, the ISR includes the Lexile and Quantile score to assist parents and teachers better meet the student's needs by identifying the appropriate leveled resources to help target their instruction

Lexile and Quantile Parent Video

Another great resource to check out is The Hub - an online platform that provides parents and educators with easy access to more than a dozen new and enhanced reading and mathematics tools.  Website

Lexile: A Lexile measure represents both a student's reading ability and the difficulty of a text.

Lexile Website

Quantile: A Quantile measure represents both a student's mathematical achievement and the difficulty of a mathematical skill or concept.

Quantiles Website

Student Practice Tests:
Below are links and downloadable files that should guide parents and community members in bettering their knowledge of the IAR Assessment.  In addition, you can link to resources to help prepare YOUR child for the IAR assessment.  

State Assessment Resources From Isbe

Illinois Science Assessment

​In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois will administer a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.