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Dear Weeksville Parents,

Our school will soon be implementing a program called i-Ready® Diagnostic (Grades K-5) that will provide our students with an innovative diagnostic assessment. i-Ready Diagnostic helps teachers to effectively assess their students and then provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs. i-Ready Diagnostic assesses the following skill areas:

         Reading                                                                                                 Math

• Phonological Awareness                                                  • Number and Operations

• Phonics                                                                                • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking

• High-Frequency Words                                                    • Measurement and Data

• Vocabulary                                                                         • Geometry

• Comprehension

i-Ready Diagnostic begins by giving students an adaptive assessment in reading or math. An adaptive assessment is a test that automatically adjusts the difficulty of the questions according to each student’s performance in order to determine his or her abilities in reading or math. Before your child begins the assessment, it’s important to set appropriate expectations. i-Ready is a very different kind of test that presents students with questions that can be both too easy and too hard. It is designed to do this until the assessment finds exactly the level at which the student is performing. Therefore, your child will certainly see some items above his or her level. Encourage your child to independently complete the test to the best of his or her ability, and know that it is okay to get questions wrong.

 

Each time a student gets an item incorrect, he or she will be presented with a simpler question until the diagnostic finds the grade level at which the student is performing. The assessment efficiently assesses students across multiple grade levels, allowing for identification of root causes of students’ struggles or for identification of areas where a student is ready for further challenge. This information will then provide the teacher with a “road map” to instructional remediation.

Once your child completes the test, he or she will be assigned online instruction to support his or her progress in mastering each skill. i-Ready Diagnostic supports the teachers at your child’s school. The program provides a series of comprehensive reports designed to make classroom instruction more effective. These reports include data about student performance as well as detailed teaching suggestions. They help educators make informed decisions about the instruction that is right for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Answer

Why are some questions so hard?

To enable a precise assessment, i-Ready Diagnostic is designed so that students will answer about 50% of the questions incorrectly. We need to understand what’s too easy, what’s too hard, and what’s just right.

Why isn’t there an “I don’t know” option?

It is critical for the test design that the student answers the question correctly or incorrectly so that the test can adapt to an easier or more difficult question. For example, when students have an "I don't know" choice and they lack confidence, they are likely to select "I don't know" even when they may know the answer. It is better if they make an educated guess, as that provides a much more accurate estimate of a student's ability than giving them the option of "I don't know."

Should I help my child during the test?

You may help your child with any technical issues, such as adjusting your computer’s speakers, but it is important that your child completes the test independently to the best of his or her ability so that we can get an accurate read and deliver instruction at his or her unique level.

Is i-Ready Diagnostic a timed test?

No, encourage your child to take his or her time on the test. It may be helpful to take the test over two sessions.

 

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office or your child’s teacher. For more information on i-Ready Diagnostic, please visit the Curriculum Associates website at www.CurriculumAssociates.com.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Karen Hambright-Glover

Principal

 

 

 

 


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The Weeksville School is a Uniform school!
ALL Students are expected to be dressed
in the school uniform daily.
School uniforms consist of a White top
and a Navy Blue bottom.
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Friday, November 28
THANKSGIVING DAY RECESS

SCHOOL CLOSED
SCHOOL
RE-OPENS
ON
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2014

Tuesday, December 2
NUTRITION PARENT WORKSHOP

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
MS. O. FIS
9:00AM  ROOM 122

Friday, December 5
NUTRITION PARENT WORKSHOP

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
MS. O. FIS
9:00AM  ROOM 122

Saturday, December 6
Basketball Clinic

School Gym

9:00am-3:00pm

Mr. G. Jackson-Coach

Tuesday, December 9
NUTRITION PARENT WORKSHOP

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
MS. O. FIS
9:00AM  ROOM 122


Today, 11/28/2014
High: 39 Low: 27
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/29/2014
High: 41 Low: 38
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.