AISD Middle Schools Are iReady

Spring 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, grades 6-8 have been using a Mathematics and Reading digital program called i-Ready. i-Ready determines your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalizes their learning, and monitors their progress throughout the school year. Your child took an i-Ready diagnostic at the beginning of the year and will take another diagnostic this month to determine how much your child has grown. After the diagnostic, your child will automatically receive a personalized individual learning path with lessons that address your child’s specific learning needs.

Taking the i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment

Your student will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic to ensure we have the clearest picture of their academic growth and to help them continue on their learning path.

The diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. There are two diagnostics, one for reading and a separate one for math. 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.

You play a crucial role in supporting your child. Learn how to help here:

What You Need to Know and Do

You’ll be tempted to help on the test. We get it—the i-Ready test is hard. But this test is not for a grade. It helps teachers give your child the best instruction possible.

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.

Family Checklist for Administering the i‑Ready Diagnostic

A list of to dos and prompts to help be as supportive as possible as your student(s) takes the Diagnostic at home

English | Spanish

Family Guides

An overview of how you can support and encourage your student’s success with i-Ready.

English | Spanish | Portuguese | Haitian Creole

Technical and Troubleshooting Guide for Families

Find answers to your technical questions

English | Spanish | Tutorials



Have a Question?

Visit the Let's Talk website for answers to common questions. You can also send a text to Let's Talk at 512-886-6434 or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187
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