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Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR 2021)

IAR 2021 - Schedule

Dear Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 3 through 8,

Chester-East Lincoln students in grades 3-8 will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), the federally required assessment, again this spring. This is an important test for our students, teachers, and district and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards.

The testing window is March 15-May 14. Your student will take the IAR after Spring Break. The schedule will be available on our on the homepage and will be shared on Facebook. The IAR includes a combination of 5 units (3 Math & 2 ELA).

On the days your child is scheduled to test, please make sure they eat a healthy breakfast and are well-rested. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments or being absent on the days your child is scheduled to test. Be positive about the test and encourage your students to do their best. We use the assessment results to place students in math classes in 7th & 8th grade, and based on the results, students could have the opportunity to participate in Spanish I in 8th grade.

If you have questions about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, please reach out to the teachers and/or administrators at (217)732-4136. As always, we encourage our students to do their best every day. Thank you for your partnership in your student’s academic success.

Kindergarten Survey

Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61 would like to determine approximately how many kindergarten students to expect for the 2021-2022 school year. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible for kindergarten or qualify for early entrance under the district’s Advanced Placement Program. If your child is eligible to enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year, please complete the form below and return it to Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61 at 1300 1500th Street as soon as possible. Registration will be in July.

Kindergarten Survey Form

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