i-Ready is a computer-adaptive diagnostic assessment based on grade level standards and an online learning program that helps address learning gaps so that students are ready for learning in the classroom each day with their teacher.
Two to three times a year, students will take a test called a diagnostic that adapts to find student performance level in the domains of reading and mathematics. This test will feel difficult, because the questions in each area will get harder until the student doesn't know the answer. This way the program will understand what students do and do not know.
Computer Instructions: Click on the "Students" tab on the district or school website and then click on the i-Ready icon. Click the sign in button on the Clever page and login using the student's ID number and password.
There may be too many devices on your internet. All the devices actively using internet in your home (computers, tablets, smart phones. smart TVs, Alexa-type devices, gaming consoles and streaming devices) are competing for limited internet. Try to limit streaming and device use when students are accessing i-Ready.
The diagnostics seem too hard for my student:
The diagnostic is designed to determine what your child knows and doesn’t yet know. It is not like a standard assessment. The diagnostic is a computer adaptive test, so as the student answers a question correctly, they will get a harder question; if the student answers a question incorrectly, they will get an easier question. In that way, the test will zero in more accurately on your student’s learning level.
This test should be challenging, and that’s okay. Students will see questions on material they have not yet learned. In this way, we can get the most accurate picture of a student’s learning.
What is the i-Ready Diagnostic?
The i-Ready Diagnostic is a computer adaptive assessment that identifies students’ strengths and areas for growth in reading and math, measures growth, and supports data-driven differentiated instruction. It provides a comprehensive insight into student learning of the standards to help meet the needs of all students.
i-Ready is adaptive:
No two students will take the same test. As students answer questions, correctly or incorrectly, the test adjusts up or down, modifying the difficulty level until it finds the right performance level for each student.
Students will receive a challenging test. The diagnostic is designed such that students will get about 50% of the questions correct only so that their precise abilities can be identified across a range of skills.
The student’s score is not based on which questions were answered correctly or not. The score is determined by making adjustments after each item to determine the proficiency level in each domain in reading and math.
Who do I contact?
The best source of information about your child's learning is your child's teacher. Should you have questions regarding how i-Ready is used in your school, please contact your child's principal. For any more information about this assessment, or other assessments, please contact the Assessment and Research Department.