i-Ready Tests K–3rd Grade
Elementary schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago administer i-Ready reading and math diagnostic tests every Fall, Winter, and Spring. St. Paul of the Cross piloted i-Ready this year in grades K-3. The i-Ready is used to support instructional interventions and assess student growth within the school year.
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 supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.
i-Ready Data Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 Grades K–3
MAP Growth tests are unique, and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers
a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will
provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it is easy for teachers to
identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan
MAP Data Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 Grades 4–8