This fall, all Issaquah students in grades 1-5 participated in the i-Ready assessment in both reading and math. The i-Ready Assessment is an online program that assesses student strengths and areas for growth. Information from i-Ready allows teachers and schools to personalize learning and monitor student progress throughout the school year.
1. No one assessment captures all a student is able to do. School staff will use i-Ready scores along with other assessments and observations to determine your student’s learning needs.
2. The assessment reports indicate achievement in several areas of reading and math using three descriptors.
- Approaching Grade Level means the student is working toward the level of proficiency expected by the end of their grade level. This is an appropriate and expected score for a student in the fall.
- At or Above Grade Level means the student has demonstrated proficiency of their year-end grade level standards.
- Needs Improvement means the student has a gap or difficulty in that area and would benefit from support.
3. i-Ready is an academic skills assessment. It is referred to as a screener or a diagnostic, but it is NOT a test that can diagnose a learning disability.
The i-Ready Family Center provides extensive information about i-Ready for families, including videos and documents in multiple languages. Guidance for families to help understand i-Ready and how they can support their child are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
To learn more about the i-Ready Assessments please use the following links:
Student Learning Plans.
If your student is being provided learning support through our Title 1 or Learning Assistance Programs (LAP), a student learning plan will be emailed to you. Title 1 / LAP staff will follow up the email.