i-Ready Diagnostics and Instruction Overview 8/9/2013
Craig Pritchard from Curriculum Associates
www.i-ready.com


Reading and Math
It is available for every student in our district up to 8th for instruction and 12th for diagnostics.
Diagnostics is beginning, middle, and end of the school year.
You can run the progress monitoring at any time. It can be set school-wide.

The main emphasis is that it isn't an online tool. There is an instructional piece with it. It creates entire lesson plans for teachers. Teachers need to use both pieces.

Dan Maas, Chief Technology Officer Littleton Public Schools quote
Built for the rigor and complexity of the new Common Core Standards.

9-12 is being launched next week
This is up through grade 8 as far as online instruction.

Diagnostic, Instruction, Progress Monitoring 12-16 weeks (about three times a year).
Adaptive diagnostic 45 minutes per subject.
k-1 It is 30-35 minutes and above it is about 45 minutes
It can be broken up (especially for young kids).

There is always a list of 20 lessons generated.

Progress Monitoring assessments
10 minute assessments-short, quick measures of growth
The monthly progress monitoring is based on the big diagnostic. It is different fo reach student. There isn't individual scores for each domain yet. the next release will target this.

At the end of each lesson, they will take a quiz.

The new Smarter-balanced tests may be 7-8 hours per subject.
The tests are going to be a lot harder than they used to be.
It will require a much deeper conceptual knowledge.
Students will score lower. The questions will adjust to what the student gets right or wrong (computer-adaptive).

There is a primer before you go to the lab.
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Middle School
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Look at the alerts. The alerts pop up when students are failing lessons
Orange indicates they have failed two or more lessons
Yellow means they have failed one.

If a students fails a quiz twice, that domain gets turned off and a teacher gets and alert.
Don't use the browser's back button.
Use their back button.

REPORTS
Class Profile
You may have multiple classes.

Level means grade
The raw scores are converted to scale scores.

"Define View" --most people leave it on standards view. This just changes how you view the students levels. This is about labels.
Choosing a window just sets the same time of year for viewing reports.
The levels show the range.
Max Score: means that students were tested and got the maximum score
Tested Out: You can test out of some domains so they don't have to do them based on other questions.

Batch reports are for the whole class.
One score that is really low in a priority area, can bring the whole score down.

There is a score overlap.
There is a document to show this.

The overview tab is a good place to start. The parent report doesn't give them as much detail.
Use the PDF to help teach.


We do have some of the supplemental materials.
The special education teachers have some of these.
They can send samples of some of these materials.

They are using the new Lexile scores.
There can be book recommendations.

Instructional Profile report
Students are put into 5 profiles.

Profile 1 is the lowest. There are notes for students that need extra help.

What is the instruction recommendation?
A minimum of an hour instruction per week.
Students can access the lessons from home.

Progress Monitoring
The district has to set the target.
There need to be at least three progress monitoring points before it will show.