I am excited to share that our school is implementing i-Ready.
When will my child take the I-Ready?
Students will be taking their I-Ready diagnostics, September 19, 20, 21 in testing rooms periods 1-3. Students will be taking ELA & Mathematics. Testing rooms will be posted on their grade level google classrooms in the morning of Sept 19. Students will go to period 1 in the morning.
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions based on student responses. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.
What can I do to help?
To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:
- Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
- Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
- Try not to worry about questions to which they do not know the answers—remind them that it is expected that they will only get about half of the questions correct.Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.
What happens next?
The i-Ready Diagnostic will provide results that help me identify your child’s strengths and determine next steps for instruction. I look forward to sharing these results with you throughout the year and providing a learning experience that will engage your child while teaching important skills and concepts.
Every year students take the I-Ready Diagnostics (3x a year) in both Math & ELA. Students are eligible to be placed in honors, if they have achieved MID or Above Current Grade level on I-Ready for Math & ELA. I-Ready Diagnostics are sent by the Math & ELA teachers after each diagnostic window. Your child has to be eligible each year to be placed in the honors class, they do not automatically have an honors seat if they were in it the year before.
If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or the school. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.
As always, thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! It is much appreciated.