Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Students in grades 3-5 throughout the state of Illinois will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in April. The IAR replaces the previous PARCC assessment.  Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). The District 161 assessment window is April 8-25, 20

Please review the additional resources and information on the IAR (formerly PARCC) below:

Illinois State Board of Education-Parts of an Assessment

Be a Learning Hero Website

IAR Reading and Mathematics Test Sessions

Take a Practice Test

IAR Testing Schedule, Grades 3-5

Physical Exam Due August 2, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian of a 5th Grade Student:

All students entering 6th grade are required to present a new physical examination and dental examination. Immunization requirements for children entering 6th grade include proof of the Tdap vaccine, a second dose of varicella, one dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccination (MCV4), and completion of the Hepatitis B series. This is in addition to the immunization requirements met at the previous grades.

Physicals are due by August 2, 2019.

The dental examination form is due May 15, 2020.

Please use the required forms below and make a copy for your records before submitting the originals.

I urge you to make your appointments now, as many offices have less availability at the end of summer. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Knawa at (708) 647-7009.

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