Common Uses for i-Ready Assessments
i-Ready Assessment can be used to address a number of different district assessment goals and requirements. This single program provides data across multiple domains to help educators make informed decisions about their students.
Universal Literacy and Dyslexia Screening
i-Ready can address many states' screening requirements for universal screening, dyslexia screening, and screening for significant reading difficulties. State-specific guidance is included where appropriate.
i-Ready: Aligned with the Science of Reading
i-Ready Assessments and i-Ready Personalized Instruction are aligned with the Science of Reading in a number of ways.
Identifying Students with Significant Mathematics Difficulties
The i-Ready Mathematics Difficulty Indicator (iMDI) is a series of cut scores that indicate mathematics difficulties. Data from the i-Ready Diagnostic for Mathematics and the iMDI can be used to determine if further investigation into dyscalculia is warranted for individual students.
Identifying Students with Significant Reading Difficulties
Data from the i-Ready Diagnostic for Reading can be used with cut scores from the i-Ready Reading Difficulty Indicator (iRDI) to determine which students in Grades K–8 exhibit a reading difficulty.
Evaluation of Algebra Readiness
Success in Algebra I can determine access to advanced mathematics and the demands of college and careers in many fields. Data from i-Ready Diagnostic can be used to inform decisions about a student’s readiness for Algebra I. For students that are still preparing, our reports show what sort of support is needed.
English Learner Reclassification
i-Ready Diagnostic data can be used as one of multiple measures to determine if students are sufficiently proficient in reading the English language to participate effectively in a curriculum designed for students whose native language is English.
Gifted and Talented Identification
i-Ready can be used in the referral of students to a Gifted Education identification process. Evidence from i-Ready can inform a planning and placement team in making a Gifted Education determination.