IAR State Testing
WHAT ARE OUR STUDENTS ASKED TO DO ON THE IAR TEST?
Students read passages from real texts — fiction and nonfiction, and sometimes watch video or listen to audio. They write, using what they’ve learned from the passages and multimedia to support their arguments. These skills are critically important for students in college and in the workplace. In the past, students have typically been asked to write only once in each grade span — in elementary, middle, and high school. The IAR measures writing at every grade because it is key to showing readiness for the next academic work, and in high school, readiness for college and career.
Students also solve multi-step math problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. This requires students to reason mathematically, make sense of quantities and their relationships to solve real-world problems, and show their understanding. Many previous assessments focused mostly on rote procedure only.
Please support your children in the upcoming weeks on material that is sent home to prepare for the IAR Test.
IAR Testing Dates
April 13-24, 2020