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December 22, 2006

Clarifications for the IAA Writing Test

The below bullet points are to highlight key components of the IAA writing assessment. All of this information has been sent out on the listserv and can be found on our website: www.isbe.net/assessment - click on IAA.

  • The IAA Writing testing window is April 2-20, 2007 for students in grades 5, 8 and 11.
  • Writing test materials must be ordered through Pearson Educational Measurement at: www.pearsonaccess.com/il/. The material ordering window closes January 22, 2007
  • For Writing material ordering questions, contact Pearson at 800/627-7990, State Code 814.
  • Because the new IAA is a secure test, private schools cannot order materials directly from Pearson. They must receive materials from the student's home school.
  • The Writing test is totally separate from the Portfolio for reading, mathematics and science in grades 3-8 and 11, which must be mailed by February 16 , 2007, to Measured Progress for scoring.

For general IAA questions, contact Marilyn Leveque, ISBE, or 217/782-4823.

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