Getting Ready for i-Ready this Week!

Getting Ready for i-Ready this Week!
Posted on 11/01/2020
For the third year, we are implementing i-Ready diagnostic assessment in Reading and Math. Below, you will find information on the program and how we will be using it in the classroom.

What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s needs, personalize his or her learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child exactly where he or she is and provides data for us to increase your child’s learning gains.

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 his or her 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 child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning.

How will this work in hybrid learning?
Students in grades 1-5 will participate in only two, 45-min assessments (one literacy, one math).
• The math assessment will be given the week of 11/2 during in-person math class and will be completed at home during asynchronous Science/Social Studies time.
• The literacy assessment will be given the week of 11/10 during in-person literacy class and will be completed at home during asynchronous Science/Social Studies time.
• There will be a Zoom link open for students to use during their asynchronous time if they need support with taking the i-Ready at home.

What can I do to help?
To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, please 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 - try not to rush, but if the question is really too hard, don’t spend too long trying to figure it out.
• Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get about half of the questions correct.
• Use paper and a pencil to show work for math questions.
• Do not help students answer the questions. Remember, this is an assessment that adapts to what children know and do not know. If they receive help, iReady will not assign them the lessons that they may need because they will think students have already mastered certain skills.

Review the i-Ready family guides in your home language: English | Spanish | Portuguese | Haitian Creole

Watch the Family Guidance for Administering the diagnostic At Home videos (English | Spanish)

What happens next?
The i-Ready Diagnostic will provide results that help teachers identify what your child already knows and determine next steps for instruction. Teachers look forward to sharing these results with you throughout the year and to providing a learning experience that will attract and hold your child’s interest while teaching important skills and concepts.
If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting
As always, thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! It is much appreciated.