Important Information: i-Ready
1st-4th Graders Will Take the Diagnostic 9/21 Though 9/25
Our 5th Grade students took the i-Ready Diagnostic Test this week and the process has been smooth. We have had some students who have not started the diagnostic yet, and we are in the process of contacting families to ensure that all of our 5th graders complete this test.
We will share the results of the diagnostic with our families in the coming weeks, and it is extremely important that all of our students take this assessment to so we have accurate data on student progress, especially with such a long gap from March to the present for in-school instruction. We will use this data to provide targeted instruction and intervention moving forward, and we will measure this targeted instructional approach with a mid-year assessment in January.
Next week, all 1st through 5th grade students will be taking the diagnostic assessment. Through our observations with our 5th graders, we learned that this assessment takes at least two sessions of 45 minutes to 1 hour, however, many of our students took up to 5 days to complete the diagnostic. This is perfectly acceptable and demonstrates that many students are taking their time and doing their best.
The most important part of the diagnostic is that it must be completed independently. If your child appeals for help, please encourage them to do their best, but in order for us to get accurate results, it's important for your child to do this own their own. We appreciate your support with this!
What is i-Ready?
What is the i-Ready Diagnostic?
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment in reading and math that adjusts its questions to suit your student’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized 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 questions. The purpose of this is not to give your student a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your student’s learning.
What is i-Ready Personalized Instruction?
What Do You Need to Know?
Think of it this way—would you help your child with a vision test? No, because hints won’t help the eye doctor help them. With i-Ready, hints on the test now could negatively impact your child’s instruction later.
Learn how the i-Ready test is different and how you can do your part to help teachers help your student.
The test is designed for students to get 50% of the questions correct and the other 50% of the questions incorrect. That's okay! The test is designed to determine the "just right" level for your child in the most efficient way.
Click on the Link Below for a Brief i-Ready Video
How Can I Help My Child Prepare for the Diagnostic?
We kindly ask the following during the scheduled diagnostic sessions:
- Find a quiet space for your student to take the Diagnostic.
- Gather paper and pencils for your child to use during the Diagnostic, especially the math portion.
- Do not assist your child with answering assessment questions, as this may lead to the online lessons not being at the right level for your child or may lead to their teacher receiving inaccurate information
Diagnostic Assessment Schedule
Week of 9.21: 1st through 4th Grade Diagnostic during asynchronous one-hour sessions in the mornings, Monday-Friday (see daily schedule for specifics). We anticipate students will complete both the reading and math diagnostic within 2 to 3 days, however, we scheduled a total of 5 one-hour sessions to allow for make-ups and introductions to the i-Ready lessons for when students complete the diagnostic.