Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am excited to share that SCCPSS is implementing an online instructional program called i-Ready, to support students in the acquisition and enhancement of Math and Reading skills. To prepare and implement this program students in Grades K through 5th will engage in diagnostic assessments during the timeframe of January 13th through February 5th. Below, you will find information about the program and how we will be using it in the classroom.Your testing week(s) are as follows:
Upper El - week of 1/19
Lower El - 1/25 - 2/5
Primary - 1/14 - 2/5Your student's teacher will give you the exact date/time that your child will take the assessment.
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. 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.
i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic support, to keep your child engaged as they learn.
What can I do to help?
To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, 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 and try not to rush.
· Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get only about half of the questions correct.
· Use paper and pencil to work out math questions
It is imperative that you not assist your child with the questions on the i-Ready diagnostic assessments. If you assist your child in answering questions, your child may be assigned lessons that are too easy or too difficult. Data needs to be accurate so that your child is assigned lessons that are on their level.
Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! I look forward to sharing i-Ready information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or the school.
You can learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter as well as the What is i-Ready document.