Illinois PTA has often highlighted the resourcesand researchdone by Learning Heroes. As the annual state assessment, now known as the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), approaches, Learning Heroes has released a new resource for families called Spring Ahead.
Spring Ahead provides tools and information to help families support their child as they get ready for the annual state assessment. Among the resources are:
- A tool that provides a link to the state’s practice assessment(remember that students who prepare for any test by taking practice exams do better).
- A tool to connect to the Illinois School Report Cardso you can see how your child’s school is doing as a whole (including new information this year)
- Information on how to stay connected with your child’s teacher—one of the best ways to be accurately informed about how your child is doing in school.
- A quick readiness check to see where your child is academically this year, along with information and resources to help support your child.
There is also a send-home PDF flyer in both English and Spanishthat summarizes the Spring Ahead information and directs families to the Learning Heroes website. Help your child Spring Aheadby visiting the site today.