Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) and Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) 

Students in grades 3-8 throughout the state of Illinois will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR).  Also, students in grades 5 and 8 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically compared to their peers across the state. 

Our students should feel confident showing what they know and can do on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and Illinois Science Assessment.  

The district's IAR(Illinois Assessment Readiness) assessment window is March 4 - April 19, 2024 for 3rd to 8th and the ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) window is March 1 - April 30, 2024 for 5th - 8th grade

Please review the additional resources and information on the IAR

ISBE Parts of an Assessment


Practice Tests

Here are a few tips to help your child prepare to do their best.

  • Ensure your child attends school regularly so that they don’t miss out on important instruction
  • Talk to your child about testing so that they understand why they are being tested
  • Make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep the night before the exam
  • Ensure your child arrives to school on time
  • Remind your student to take their time, listen to and read all directions, and tackle one question at a time
  • Help your child maintain a positive mindset by reminding them of their strengths and accomplishment