Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 9:53am Updated: Thu, 08/20/2020 - 8:35am

I AM assesses students with significant to severe cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school. I AM contributes to annual accountability measures.

I AM assesses Indiana’s Content Connectors for the following grades and subject areas:

  • English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and 10)
  • Mathematics (Grades 3-8 and 10)
  • Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology)
  • Social Studies (Grade 5)
The Spring 2021 I AM assessment window is April 5-May 14, 2021.

I AM is a stage-adaptive test for all content areas. A stage-adaptive test means the assessment will be delivered in two parts. In Part 1, all students take the same test form consisting of items from a range of complexities. Performance on Part 1 determines placement into one of three tiered forms for Part 2. Each tiered form contains a mixture of items from adjacent levels. Performance on items from both parts are combined for the final summative student score. 

The primary mode is online. Print, large print, and braille materials will be available for students as an accommodation.

Student results and reports from the 2018-2019 school year are available for schools to access electronically. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, student data will be available to schools within 12 days of students completing the online assessment. Schools are responsible for communicating student results with parents in a timely fashion. Please contact your student’s school for more information.

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The Indiana State Board of Education approved as final educators’ cut score recommendations for I AM on July 25, 2019. This document contains the approved I AM cut scores, as well as the highest and lowest obtainable scale scores for each content area assessment.

I AM interpretive guides are available in both English and Spanish.

To learn more about your child’s proficiency level, please review the I AM Policy Performance Level Descriptors.

For additional resources, including the Released Items Repository, please visit the I AM Portal.