IAR Online Test Prep

Illinois Assessment of Readiness


 Testing Windows for 2023-2024

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is a computer-based standardized assessment for all students in grades 3-8. The IAR is designed to measure students' progress in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Students in Joliet Public Schools District 86 will participate in the IAR from March 18 - April 12, 2024.

General Resources

Illinois State Board of Education Assessment WebPage

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) WebPage

Joliet Public Schools District 86 Assessment Information

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to assess their learning standards for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science. Each state may also have a general assessment for the majority of its students, and an alternate assessment for the 1 percent of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. ESSA also requires that English learners be assessed in four domains (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) each year until they reach proficiency.

Parent Resources

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Parent Portal

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Parent Portal provides parents and guardians with online access to their child's performance on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness tests.

Student Resources

Equation Editor Tutorials

The equation editor is a tool students will need to know how to use for the math portion of the IAR. It allows students to build equations to show solutions to test questions.

Keyboarding Game Sites

Online Calculators

Plotting Points