The earlier assessment before ILEARN wascalled iStep+. iStep+ was introduced in the year 1995 for grades 3,6,8 and 10. In 2002, iStep+ was introduced with new academic standards and in 2003, it was extended to all grades from grade 3 to 8. In 2008, the tests were shifted to Spring from fall. In 2015 iStep+ reflects new college- and career- ready 2014 standards.