Posted: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 1:11pm Updated: Thu, 04/09/2020 - 12:29pm

Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) assesses students in grades 3-8 and High School Biology. ILEARN contributes to annual accountability measures.

ILEARN assesses achievement of Indiana Academic Standards for the following grades and subject areas:

  • English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8)
  • Mathematics (Grades 3-8)
  • Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology)
  • Social Studies (Grade 5)
  • U.S. Government (optional)

You can view released items, or sample tests, for each of these content areas and grade levels on Indiana’s Released Items Repository.

The Spring 2020 ILEARN 3-8 assessment window is cancelled.

ILEARN is a computer-adaptive assessment for Mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science, and Biology. Computer-adaptive assessments adjust the test questions that students see based on their performance. This adaptation allows each student to receive an individualized assessment that provides more precise data about student achievement. To learn more about computer-adaptive tests, visit our Assessment Literacy page.

For Social Studies, ILEARN is an online fixed-form assessment. This means that all students within a grade level will receive the same test questions when taking this assessment.

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

Student results and reports from the 2018-2019 school year will be available for schools to access electronically on August 15, 2019. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, student data will be available to schools within twelve days of students completing the online assessment. Schools are responsible for communicating student results with parents in a timely fashion. Please contact your child’s school for more information.

Parents and families are encouraged to review the ILEARN Interpretative Guide alongside the student’s ILEARN Individual Student Report (ISR). Copies of the ILEARN Interpretive Guide and sample ISRs are located on AIR’s Indiana Assessment Portal. Please review the ILEARN Performance Level Descriptors to learn more about your child’s proficiency level.

Each student’s ILEARN ISR includes a scale score reflecting the student’s overall performance on the assessment. More information about scale scores is outlined in the ILEARN Reporting FAQ.

Additionally, each ILEARN English/Language Arts ISR includes a Lexile measure and each ILEARN Mathematics ISR includes a Quantile measure. Each measure is based on the student’s overall performance and can be used, along with other classroom information, to help inform instruction for the student in each of these content areas. Please review the Lexile Overview and Quantile Overview pages to learn how parents and families can use these measures to help students at home. MetaMetrics, the company that generates these scores, also have a variety of tools that may be of interest, available through a free membership on their website.

The Released Items Repository provides sample tests for all grade levels and content areas. Students can practice answering questions and using the different tools that are available.

For additional resources that describe the assessment (including our test blueprints and item specifications), visit our Test Design webpage.

For questions related to ILEARN, please contact Kelly Connelly at kconnelly@doe.in.gov or Jennifer Woo at jwoo@doe.in.gov.
The American Institutes for Research (Indiana’s vendor for ILEARN) may be contacted toll-free at 1-866-298-4256 or via email at airindianahelpdesk@air.org.

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

An ILEARN interpretive guide can be found on the Indiana Assessment Portal.

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