ILEARN Information

In Indiana, students in grades 3 through 8 will take the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+). For spring 2014, the test measures English/language arts and mathematics at each grade level, as well as science at grades 4 and 6, and social studies in grades 5 and 7. ILEARN consists of two major components, the Multiple-Choice Assessment and the Applied Skills Assessment (open-ended). The Multiple-Choice and Applied Skills assessments are criterion-referenced and are designed to measure students' mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards. Sample items are available at

ILEARN will be administered in two parts: the Applied Skills Assessments will be administered March 3 - March 12, and the Multiple-Choice Assessments will be administered April 28 - May 7. Please contact your child's teacher for specific testing schedules and times.

What can parents do to support students during testing?

  • Make sure your child has plenty of sleep the night before.
  • Provide a nutritious breakfast.
  • Encourage your child to do his or her very best, but don't place too much emphasis on the test.
  • Schedule appointments outside of the testing schedule.

If you would like more information regarding ILEARN, visit the ILEARN InfoCenter on the Indiana Department of Education's website, or call  (888) 544-7837.