What is iReady????
Our school utilizes a program called i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction. This program provides our students with an innovative diagnostic assessment and engaging instruction. The focus of this online program is reading and math. With me, students will focus on reading. i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction helps teachers effectively assess their students and provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction assesses and teaches the following skill areas:
- Phonological Awareness
- Frequency Words
- Comprehension (literature and informational text)
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction begins by giving students an adaptive assessment in reading. An adaptive assessment is a test that automatically adjusts the difficulty of the questions according to each student’s performance in order to determine his or her abilities in reading. i-Ready is a very different kind of test that presents students with questions that can be both too easy and too hard. It is designed to do this until the assessment finds exactly the level at which the student is performing. Therefore, your child will certainly see some items above his or her level.
Each time a student gets an item incorrect, he or she will be presented with a simpler question until the diagnostic finds the grade level at which the student is performing. The assessment efficiently assesses students across multiple grade levels, allowing for identification of root causes of students’ struggles or for identification of areas where a student is ready for further challenge. This information will then provide the teacher with a “road map” to instructional remediation.
Your child had already completed the test and has been assigned online instruction to support his or her progress in mastering each skill. The online instruction is designed to be both challenging and engaging. i-Ready delivers instruction using engaging, contemporary animation; the lessons are also interactive. The result is an experience that attracts and holds your child’s interest while also teaching important skills and concepts. These lessons are proven to help students grow academically.
Where can I go to see how my child is performing?
Log in with your child’s Username and Password, and view your child’s “My Progress” box. Click on “Detail” to see your child’s progress by each skill domain and standard.
How does i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction work with what my child is learning in the classroom?
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is designed to complement what is being taught in the classroom. The lessons are assigned based on how your child performed in the Diagnostic test, which he/she must complete before starting work on the lessons. The lessons are presented in three parts: tutorial, guided practice, and graded activity. Your child will get relevant instruction with supportive feedback as he/she progresses through the lessons.