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September 7, 2021 Newsletter Stevenson Elementary School


This week Stevenson will begin our diagnostic testing called i-Ready.

i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that will help your child's teacher(s) determine your child's academic needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your child's teacher to meet the child exactly where they are and provide data to increase your child's learning goals.

i-Ready consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Instruction.

1. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child's needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question.

2. i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so that your child can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn.

Familiarize Yourself

Get Organized

  • Find a quiet space for your child to read each day.
  • Ensure you have your child has all the things he/she needs for school each day.
  • Take good care of your Chromebook so that it can be used each day.
  • Make sure your child has a mask to wear to school each day.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and is ready to learn each morning.

Prepare and Motivate Your Child

Explain to your child:

  • Why they are taking the i-Ready Diagnostic test in school and encourage your child daily.
  • Make sure your child has everything they need for testing success and a great school day.

Support Your Child

  • Teach Study Skills

  • Send Your Child to School Ready to Learn

  • Visit the Stevenson School Website

  • Attend Virtual Open House and Parent-Teacher Conferences

i-Ready Parent Overview

Here is a link to get a good overview of i-Ready diagnostic testing.

i-Ready Parent Overview