With the right preparation, ILEARN tests offer your students an opportunity to show off everything they’ve learned. Test-taking butterflies are easily shooed away with practice in the virtual test-taking environment, as well as classwork that covers the content that ILEARN tests assess. Take test prep a step further with ILEARN practice tests, and your students will be well on their way to a successful testing session.
Here’s what you should know about ILEARN, ILEARN practice tests, and virtual test prep.
What is ILEARN?
ILEARN, the Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network, is the annual summative assessment for Indiana students. It tests Indiana Academic Standards across the core subjects of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and is delivered primarily online. ILEARN tests per grade are as follows:
- English language arts (grades 3–8)
- Mathematics (grades 3–8)
- Science (grades 4 and 6)
- Social studies (grade 5)
ILEARN also offers end-of-course tests in biology and U.S. government for high school students to be taken upon completion of the associated course, regardless of grade level. The biology test is required, while the U.S. government test is optional. The biology tests isn’t designed to be used in calculating the overall course grades; the U.S. government test is designed to serve as a final course exam, but schools can decide individually whether or not to include test scores in final grades.
ILEARN tests are not timed, and no retests are available. The computer-based tests include adaptive segments, which adjust question difficulty based on a student’s previous answers to provide a better idea of a student’s level of standards attainment.
ILEARN’s online testing system offers students tools and accommodations to support their testing experience, including spell check, dictionary, and thesaurus access when responding to a writing task, Desmos calculator for the grade 6–8 mathematics tests, and built-in glossaries available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
For students with significant cognitive abilities who can’t access ILEARN tests, Indiana schools administer I AM (Indiana’s Alternate Measure). This test is stage-adaptive, so a student’s performance on part one of the test determines which of the three tiers they will be given for part two of the test. I AM assesses students on Indiana’s Content Connectors, which are aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards.
English language learners take the annual WIDA English Language Proficiency Assessments, and third graders are assessed on their reading skills with IREAD-3, the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination. (IREAD-3 offers a summer retest.)
The 2021-2022 testing windows for these tests is as follows:
- ILEARN grades 3–8: April 18–May 13, 2022
- ILEARN biology end-of-course assessment: April 18–May 20, 2022
- ILEARN U.S. government end-of-course assessment: April 18–May 20, 2022
- I AM: April 4–May 13, 2022
- WIDA ACCESS for English learners: January 10–February 25, 2022
- IREAD-3: March 7–18, 2022; May 23–July 15, 2022
This spring’s high school graduating class will be the last required to pass graduation qualifying examinations in order to graduate, while the class of 2023 (currently in grade 11) will be the first to take the SAT as their grade 11 assessment for mathematics and English language arts, happening this spring.
How to Use ILEARN Practice Tests to Prep Your Students
Virtual tests like ILEARN take advantage of digital technology to involve more than just basic multiple choice questions. On test day, your students will face technology-enhanced questions and need to know how to navigate from one question to another, while also interacting with the questions to properly provide their answer.
The good news: Indiana releases ILEARN test questions each year, so your students can practice in a virtual environment with the same sorts of questions they’ll face on the real exams.
Along with building confidence in their ability to drag-and-drop, fill in the blank, or create a graph in the virtual environment, your students will gain familiarity with their digital device. Have them practice on the same device they’ll use on test day so this familiarity will translate to their ILEARN testing experience.
ILEARN Practice Tests Are Available in Edulastic
Ready to get started? Edulastic has already uploaded ILEARN practice test content to our Edulastic Public Library — so you can start practicing with your students right away! All you have to do is set up a FREE Edulastic account, and you’ll be ready to welcome your students into a virtual testing environment that mimics the look and feel of the real ILEARN tests.
After just a few practice sessions, your students will be confident and ready to show off their learning to the state of Indiana.
ILEARN Practice tests
2018 Grade 3 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 4 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 5 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 6 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 7 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 8 ILEARN Mathematics Released Items
2018 Grade 3 ILEARN English Language Arts Released Item
2018 Grade 4 ILEARN English Language Arts released item
2018 Grade 5 ILEARN English Language Arts released item
2018 Grade 6 ILEARN English Language Arts released item
2018 Grade 7 ILEARN English Language Arts released item
2018 Grade 8 ILEARN English Language Arts released item
2018 Grade 4 ILEARN Science Released Items
2018 Grade 6 ILEARN Science Released Items
2018 Grade 5 ILEARN Social Released Items