Keep the Learning Going at Home with Ready® Mathematics Instruction

Your child has been using the Ready Mathematics program at school. As your student prepares to continue their learning at home, you can use the print version of the Student Instruction Book and follow any guidance provided by your child’s teacher. Additionally, if your child has access to the i-Ready Personalized Instruction program, those lessons can help support your student’s learning at home.

1. What is iReady?

iReady online lessons provide students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your child can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn. Your student's teacher can also assign lessons that are related to skills they are covering in their teaching and help reinforce what students are learning in class.

As a reminder, your child has already taken the iReady Diagnostic at school. The results of this adaptive assessment personalize your child’s online learning and helps their teacher(s) determine strengths and areas for growth. Ultimately, the assessment helps teachers meet your child exactly where they are and increase learning gains. For more information, visit the i-Ready Family Center.

2. How do I log in?

On an iPad®

  1. Download the free iReady for Students app from the App Store®. iPads must be compatible with iOS® 11 or above, such as the iPad Air®, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro®, or any other device that meets the requirements listed here.
  2. Determine the login mechanism used by your child’s school.
    • If your child’s district/school uses Clever, download the Clever app, log in using their district/school portal credentials, and click on the iReady icon.
    • If your child’s district/school uses a portal that is NOT Clever, students should open the Safari® browser, enter their school portal URL and login, and click on the iReady icon.
    • If your child’s district/school does not use a portal, they should open the iReady for Students app and log in to iReady using the credentials provided by their teacher.

From a Computer

  1. Click here if you would like to confirm that your device and internet connection meet iReady System Requirements.
  2. Determine the login mechanism used by your child's school and log in.
    • If your child’s district/school uses a portal, your child should log in using their district/school portal credentials and then click on the iReady icon.
    • If your child’s district/school does NOT use a portal, your child should visit i‑ and log in to iReady directly on a computer using the credentials provided by their teacher.

3. How do I get my child started?

If your child’s teacher or school administrator has advised what your child should work on, consult and follow this guidance to keep your child's learning aligned with the current curriculum.

Within the iReady Personalized Instruction program, your child will be able to select:

  • Reading or Mathematics Lessons: Note that some schools will have purchased one single subject, in which case your child will only see that option on their screen.
  • My Path or Teacher-Assigned Lessons: My Path Lessons are the lessons assigned to your child based on their latest results on the iReady Diagnostic. Teacher-Assigned Lessons are the lessons that have been manually assigned by your child’s teacher. Note that Teacher-Assigned Lessons will only appear as a choice on the screen if the teacher has manually assigned lessons.
  • Learning Games: These games help your child build mathematics skills in fun ways. To access the games, your child will need to choose Math in the upper left corner of the To Do screen and then click on Learning Games in the bottom navigation bar. Note that Learning Games are available to students if the school is using i‑Ready Mathematics and has enabled the games for students.

Click here to access step-by-step instructions along with visuals of your child’s screen.

4. Where can my child and I see the progress being made?

You and your child can monitor progress by clicking on My Progress in the bottom navigation bar.

On the My Progress page, you will be able to see:

  • Time-on-Task: The number of minutes your child has spent this week on Personalized Instruction
  • Lessons Passed: The total number of lessons your child has passed this school year
  • Lesson Streak: How many lessons your child has passed in a row
  • Completed Work: The names and quiz scores for each of the lessons your child has taken

Click here to access step-by-step instructions along with visuals of your child’s My Progress screen.

5. Tips to Support Your Child

MAKE A PLAN together with your child on how to spend their time at home and when they will work on their learning activities. It can be helpful to put the plan in writing and post it somewhere visible. As you make the plan, follow any guidance you received from your child’s teacher on what they should work on.

SHARE the experience with your child. Both of you can become familiar with the different parts of the student dashboard, and you can learn with your child as they complete a lesson.

ENCOURAGE your child to take each lesson and quiz question seriously. Emphasize “thinking before clicking,” because just clicking through will not be a productive use of their time nor reflect what your child actually knows. Remind your child to read passages in their entirety, use paper and pencil to solve math problems, and use the tools that appear at the bottom of the screen in some lessons.

TRACK AND DISCUSS PROGRESS. Regularly review progress with your student using the My Progress page. Note that your child should aim for 45 minutes of iReady Personalized Instruction per subject per week and maintain a range of 30–49 minutes of Personalized Instruction while passing at least 70 percent of lessons. Your child’s school may have varying guidance. As you discuss progress with your child, consider asking:

  • How is iReady going?
  • What are you working on/learning about?
  • What is your goal? Are you on track to meet it?
  • What are you proud of?
  • What did you learn in the _____ lesson? What did you enjoy? What did you find challenging?

You can use these fun trackers as you and your child discuss and keep track of progress.

CELEBRATE your child’s progress. Celebrating milestones such as passing a lesson or reaching a specific goal can help keep your child motivated. You can share celebrations with the rest of the family and even decide on a fun activity as a reward.

MIX UP activities. As you plan how your child will spend their learning time, ensure there is variety in the activities they work on beyond the time they spend on online learning. For example, younger children can work on art projects (they can even use these fun coloring pages of iReady characters) and older children can immerse themselves in a book of their choice.

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