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iReady Benchmark Assessments

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

Indian Prairie School District 204 administers i-Ready benchmark assessments in the fall, winter, and spring to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Spring Brook will take our iReady assessments during the weeks of September 6th and 11th.  

The i-Ready assessments evaluate student academic performance and growth in the areas of reading and mathematics. i-Ready is an online, computer-adaptive test that matches the difficulty of test questions to the proficiency level of each student. As students answer questions correctly, they will get more difficult questions. As students answer questions incorrectly, they will get easier questions. The assessment adapts to find the precise proficiency level of each student in the quickest, most efficient way possible. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. Many students will see material teachers haven’t taught. This is an intentional part of the design of the adaptive assessment. Students may see above-grade level material and below-grade level material. The assessment is designed for students to get about 50% of the questions correct and 50% incorrect to help identify their proficiency on a range of skills in reading and math. 

Individual student scores will be available through ParentVue on October 13th. The assessment results are used by teachers and administrators to assist with instructional planning and differentiation at the grade, classroom, and student level.