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Frequently Asked Questions about Illinois Assessment Readiness (IAR) 2021

This page answers frequently asked questions about Illinois Assessment Readiness by Teachers, Parents and Students

What is the new state assessment of Illinois State called?

What is the difference in structure of the Illinois Assessment Readiness compared to PARCC in Math and ELA tests?

What is the difference in the number of points of the Illinois Assessment Readiness compared to PARCC in Math and ELA tests?

What is the difference in question types and points of the Illinois Assessment Readiness compared to PARCC in Math and ELA tests?

What is the testing schedule for Illinois Assessment Readiness for school year 2020-21?

Does Lumos Learning provide practice material for the Illinois Assessment Readiness and how will it help me prepare for the tests?


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What is the new state assessment of Illinois State called?

The new state assessments in Illinois State is called as Illinois Assessment Readiness.

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What is the difference in structure of the Illinois Assessment Readiness compared to PARCC in Math and ELA tests?

The difference in the way the tests are structured is as below:





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What is the difference in the number of points of the Illinois Assessment Readiness compared to PARCC in Math and ELA tests?




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What is the testing schedule for Illinois Assessment Readiness for school year 2020-21?

The testing schedule for Illinois Assessment Readiness is:

ONLINE: March 1, 2021 (earliest) – April 30, 2021 (last day to test)
PAPER: March 1, 2021 (earliest) – April 16, 2021 (last day to test)

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Does Lumos Learning provide practice material for the Illinois Assessment Readiness and how will it help me prepare for the tests?

The Lumos StepUp® provides
(a) Online access to TWO Full-length IAR Practice Tests .
(b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
(c) Access to parent and student portals.
(d) Access to Teacher portal.
(e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
(f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
(g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.

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