- Pinpoints performance
- Measures growth K−12
- Differentiates instruction
What is an adaptive diagnostic?
Adaptive assessments, like i-Ready® Diagnostic, leverage advanced technology
to provide a deep, customized evaluation of every student and to track student growth
and performance consistently and continuously over a student’s entire K–12 career.
By dynamically adapting based on student response patterns, adaptive assessments
are able to derive large amounts of information from a limited number of test items.
This allows the assessments to more accurately and more efficiently pinpoint students’
needs as compared to traditional fixed-form tests.
1. Identifies why students are struggling.
i-Ready Diagnostic adapts to each student, providing easier or harder questions
depending on students’ answers to previous questions. By adapting across grades
K–12, i-Ready Diagnostic helps teachers understand the root causes behind student
This is especially beneficial for providing differentiated instruction and for identifying
gaps spanning back multiple years, or for determining where students are ready for
further challenge. i-Ready Diagnostic assesses student performance across the key
domains in reading and mathematics for grades K–12, providing a valid and reliable
measure of student growth with detailed diagnostic results and individualized next
steps for instruction.
2. Measures growth across a student’s career.
Because the Diagnostic adapts across grades K–12, i-Ready provides a valid and reliable
growth measure from year to year. Use i-Ready across the district to track yearly
student progress and to optimize administrative decision making for long-term performance
3. Supports data-driven differentiated instruction.
Based on the Diagnostic results, i-Ready automatically provides individualized online
and teacher-led instruction targeted to each student’s unique needs. In addition,
easy-to-read reports provide teachers with a detailed action plan for individual
and group instruction and the tools to deliver that instruction in any style learning