Posted: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 1:11pm Updated: Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:07pm

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is pleased to share resources on this website that provide information about Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN), Indiana’s statewide assessment.

ILEARN assesses students in grades 3-8 and high school Biology U.S. Government. ILEARN contributes to annual accountability measures.

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

  • English/Language Arts (ELA) (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 (RIR).

The Spring 2021 ILEARN 3-8 assessment window is scheduled for April 19 - May 14, 2021.

ILEARN is a computer-adaptive assessment for Mathematics, ELA, 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.

ILEARN Social Studies is an online fixed-form assessment, meaning all students will receive the same test questions when taking this assessment.

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

Student data will be available to schools in the online reporting system following data verification by IDOE. Schools are responsible for communicating student results with parents in a timely fashion. Please contact your child’s school for more information.

The Indiana State Board of Education approved Indiana educators’ cut score recommendations for ILEARN on July 25, 2019. The approved ILEARN cut scores for each content area assessment continue to be in effect for ILEARN test administrations moving forward. This document also reflects the highest and lowest obtainable scale scores for each ILEARN assessment.

Schools are responsible for sharing students’ ILEARN Individual Student Reports (ISRs) with parents and families once reports are available from Cambium Assessment Inc. (CAI). An ILEARN ISR is available for each content area test a student completes. The ISR includes key pieces of information about the student’s performance on the assessment, including a scale score and proficiency level. Information about scale scores and other questions related to scoring and reporting are outlined in the ILEARN Reporting FAQ.

Please review the ILEARN Interpretative Guide to better understand the different parts of your child’s ISR. Copies of the ILEARN Interpretive Guide are available in English and five other languages on Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI)’s Indiana Assessment Portal.

Each ILEARN ELA ISR includes a Lexile measure, while each ILEARN Mathematics ISR includes a Quantile measure.The Lexile Overview and Quantile Overview web pages contain resources and information to help parents and families use these measures to help students at home.

The RIR provides sample tests for all grade levels and content areas. Students can practice answering questions and using the different tools that are available in the online testing platform.

Visit the ILEARN Test Design web page for additional resources describing elements of the assessment (including ILEARN test blueprints and item specifications).

Contact Kelly Connelly at kconnelly@doe.in.gov or Jennifer Woo at jwoo@doe.in.gov with questions related to ILEARN.
Contact Cambium Assessments, Inc. (CAI) toll-free at 1-866-298-4256 or via email at indianahelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com with questions about resources on the Indiana Assessment Portal.