- Understanding the 4-Point Scale
- How can I use these scores to help my student?
- Using i-Ready at Home
- Understanding the topics tested and how to support learning in each topic.
- How do I access i-Ready Scores?
- Talking to your student about their score.
- How to use the Lexile Score to find a good-fit book for your student.
- i-Ready Scale Score Charts
Understanding the 4-Point Scale
This 4-point scale is used with i-Ready and the state assessment, the SBA. We can now provide scores with decimal points so you can see how close your student was to the next or previous level.Remember: Scores are based on the expectation at the time the test was taken, not in comparison to the end-of-year expectation.
4 Exceeding Expectation
Scores of 4.00 - 4.99 mean the student scored at advanced levels on the assessment, on track to be well above standard by the end of the year
3 Meeting Expectation
Scores of 3.00-3.99 mean the student scored at a level at the level expectedfor a student on track to meet standard by the end of the year.
2 Approaching Expectation
Scores of 2.00-2.99 mean the student was approaching the score expectedfor a student on track to meet standard by the end of the year.
Students at this level show some strengths and some gaps or difficulties with grade level content. IMPORTANT NOTE: i-Ready tends to be somewhat more challenging than the state assessment, meaning that students at this level maymeet standard on state assessments as they continue to build their skills.
1 Below Expectation
Scores of 1.00-1.99 mean the student scored below the level expected of a student on track to meet standard by the end of the year.
What if there is no score for one of the topics assessed?
For Phonological Awareness, Phonics and High Frequency words, a missing score indicates that i-Ready determinedyour student no longer needs to be assessed in that area or topic.
Using the Detail Level
Using the Detail Level, you can quickly understand where your student scored in comparison to expectation on this test for the overall areas of Reading and Math, and for the topics assessed. For example:
- If a student scores a3.12on a test or topic, that means the student scored just above expectation and is on track to meet standard.
- If a student scores2.75on a test or topic, that means the student scored 75% of the way between a 2.00 and a 3.00.
Seeing the detail level for each topic tested allows you, like the teacher, to see areas of relative strength and areas for improvement for your student.
How can I use these scores to help my student?
If your student scored significantly below 3.00, that may mean that your student has a skill gap needing support. Here are ways you can support your student. You can learn more about the score for each topic assessed in the panel below.
Communicate with your student's teacher
Your student's teacher uses i-Ready AND classroom tests, assignments, and observations to get a clear understanding of your student's skills. Your teacher will have insights and ideas forhow you can help your student at home, if it is needed.
Use i-Ready at home
i-Ready creates a custom learning experience for your student called MyPath. The i-Ready system uses your student's answers to the test questions to identify next steps for learning and automatically assign lessons. When your student logs into i-Ready through Clever, at school or at home, there is a next-step lesson forReading and Math ready to go.
Click here to learn more about using i-Ready at home.
See thepanel below onUnderstanding the topics tested and how to support learning in each topic or visit ourHelping your student at homepage for more ideas on supporting your student in areas tested by i-Ready.
Using i-Ready at Home
Your teacher may suggest your student complete i-Ready lessons at school or at home or both. Here are some tips for using i-Ready.
1. access i-Ready through Clever.
IMPORTANT for iPad users: if using an iPad at home, download both the Clever app and the i-Ready app THEN access i-Ready through the Clever app.
2. Review your student's i-Ready Dashboard with your students to see their progress and what they are working on.
CLICK HEREto view a video for directions for accessing the dashboard. Or visit thei-Ready Family Centerfor more information.
Thisvideo for directions is available in the following languages: Click on the language to access the video.Arabic,Bengali,Cambodian (Khmer),Chinese (Mandarin),Haitian Creole,Hmong,Korean,Portuguese,Russian,Samoan,Somali,Spanish,Tagalog,Yupik
3. If your student isn't already completing 30-49 minutes per week of i-Ready MyPath lessons at school, you may want to have your student complete i-Ready lessons athome.
Your student will learn how to access lessons at school in the fall. MyPath provideslessons that are assigned to students based on how they answered questions on the i-Readyassessments. Then i-Ready assigned lessons it determined to be most important in developing their skills in reading and math.Their next lesson is always ready for them.
Please note:Our focus is for students to complete MyPath lessons IF we identify a skill gap. We don't expect all students to complete MyPath lessons, though some may find it beneficial or even a fun way to extend learning even in areas of strength. Keep in mind,your student may already be doing the suggested amount of i-Ready lessonsat school (30-49 minutes per week in each subject where there is need.) We want to be careful not to exhaust our students on i-Ready by spending too much time in it.
Finally, students should complete i-Ready lessons independently. If a student doesn't pass the lesson the first time, that is when they should ask for help from an adult on the learning portion of the lesson, then complete the practice independently.
Understanding the topics tested and how to support learning in each topic.
i-Ready tests 3-6 domains, or topics, in reading and 4 topics in math. Teachers can use scores by topic to further understand your student's learning needs. The tables below is designed to help you understand each topic and suggest ways couldsupport your student at home.
Please see our Elementary Learningpage to see what specific content is taught at each grade.
|Numbers & Operations|
Number and Operations in K-5 includes the following:
You can help your student in numbers and operation by...
Click here for more.
|Algebra & Algebraic Thinking|
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking in Grades K–5 includes the following:
You can support your student in algebraic thinking by...
Click here for more.
|Measurement and Data|
Measurement and Data in Grades K–5 includes the following:
You can support measurement and data by...
Click here for more.
Geometry in Grades K–5 includes to the following:
You can support your student in geometry by...
Click here for more.
Please see our Elementary Learningpage to see what specific content is taught at each grade.
Reading Foundational Skills:
High Frequency Words
These topics test how well students understand and can decode words.Please see this pageto learn more about helping your student with Reading Foundational Skills. You can learn more about grade-specific reading foundational skillshere.
Phonological Awarenessis the understanding of sounds that make up words. This building block of language includes standards for Kindergarten and 1st grade.
Phonicsis the connection between the sounds of a word and the letters in the written word. There are phonics standards in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
High Frequency Wordstest the ability to quickly identify words that appear most often in what children read. High frequency words include standards for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Vocabulary assess the words a student knows. The more wordsstudents know, the easier it is to understand what they read.
You can help your student build vocabulary by...
|Comprehension of Literary or Informational Text|
Comprehensiontests whether students understand what they read - for both stories and informational text. The following are comprehension ideas and skills, and questions you can use to talk with your student about what they are reading.
Character & Setting:Who is in this book? How did the character change in this book or what did the character learn? What is the book about? Where does it take place? What is the place like?
Retelling: What did that page / chapter, say?
Summarizing:Tell me about that chapter in a few sentences? What happened first? What is the problem in the story? What was the solution?
Inferring:What do you think ____ means? What do you think the character is thinking at that moment?
Predicting:What do you think will happen next? How do you think this story will end?
Connecting:How is that (idea, experience, story line...)like something in your life, your personal experience or something you already know?
How do I access i-Ready Scores?
Directions for Accessing i-Ready Scores
Note: If using a smart phone, pleaseuse a web browser on your phone and follow theinstructions, as test scores are not available through the app.
1. Log into Family Access.Click here to learn how to use Family Access.
2. Scores are found under Test Scores.
3. Look for the test date for the most recent score, and under test name, look for i-Ready Reading or i-Ready Math
Talking to your student about their score.
We recommend talking to your student about a few subjects connected to scores:
1. Celebrate achievement and growth!Looking at scale scores;some will have jumps from Fall to Winter, others from Fall to Spring. Focus on the increases. Remember that students who started at a level and ended at the same levelhad to grow in order to stay at that level over the course of the year!
2. Ask about their experience. How students are engaging with i-Ready can impact scores and how well it supports learning. Some students have shared that they like the lessons and learning games, while others report getting tired of doing i-Ready over time.You can ask your student whetherthey felt they were able to show their best efforton the last i-Ready assessment.
In theHow do I support my student's learning?panel, you will find there are options for using i-Ready at home, even into the summer. It is important, though, to hear from our students as to whether they need an i-Ready break or whether doing a little more here and there would help them achieve their learning goals.
i-Ready does not test all aspects of reading and math,so please remember that the report cards from your classroom teacher are more comprehensive. They will use observations, tests, and daily work to determine how students are growing and achieving inreading and math. It is possible for a student to meet expectation on i-Ready, and have growth needs. It is also possible for a student to be at score below a 3.00 in i-Ready while showing stronger reading and math skills in class. That is why your teacher provides a report on overall achievement with teacher-parent conferences andthe report card.
How to use the Lexile Score to find a good-fit book for your student.
Your student's teacher may have already shared a reading level using F&P's letter scale (A-Z). Below is how you can use the Lexile score provided by i-Ready to select books for independent reading.
Always keep in mind thatevery student has a reading RANGE, not a single level. When reading text that is of high interest, students can read at the high end of their range or even above their range. It is also okay for students to sometimes choosebooks toward the low end of the range when they want and easier reader or because they have interest in the book. All reading provides benefits.
So how do I use the Lexile Score?
Step 1. Note your student's Lexile Score
You can access your student'sLexile Score in Family Access.In family access, under test scores, open your students most recent i-Ready Reading assessment results andtake note of the Lexile Score on the far right.
NOTE:Scores that start withBR indicate a "beginning reader score". BR400 is alower reading level thanBR100.
Step 2. Calculate the Lexile RANGE.
The Lexile RANGE is the Lexile score + or -75. So if a student receives a Lexilescoreof 500, the student's Lexilerangeis 425 - 575.
Books have a Lexile Level, so books with levels that fall in this range, are books that match to your student's reading level. Remember, student may want to read books above or below this range based on interest. That is okay too!
Step 3. Use the book finder.
Book Finder is an online tool to help parent find books.CLICK HEREto find booksby Lexile, Lexile Range or Grade Level.
Other ways to use Lexile:
Your local librarian likely understands Lexileand can help you find books using Lexile.
You can match your student's Lexile Range to an A-Zreading rangeby using the chart below to estimate F&P reading range from your Lexile range.
Note: Lexile and F&P are two different ways to match a student's reading level to a book. Both are guides, not perfect measures, meaning any given book may match to a higher Lexile and lower A-Z level or lower Lexile and higher A-Z level.
|If the Lexile Score is in this range...||My F&P Reading Level range is likely to be...||Which is at this Grade Level range.|
BR400 - BR151
|Pre-A||Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten|
BR150 - BR1 & 0 - 99
|A-D||Kindergarten - 1st grade|
|200-299||G-I||1st grade - 2nd grade|
|500-699||M-Q||2nd - 3rd grade|
|700-849||P-S||3rd - 4th grade|
|850-999||S-U||4th - 5th grade|
|1000+||W-Y||5th grade & beyond|
i-Ready Scale Score Charts
Below are the i-Ready Scale Score charts that show the scale scoreof a student who is on track to meet standard, based on when the test is given. i-Ready tests are given as follows:
- Fall: September (1st-8th Reading, 1st-5th Math)
- Winter: January-February (K-5th Reading and Math)
- Spring: April (K-2nd Reading)
- End-of-Year: late May/June (K-2 Math)
Overall Reading Expected Scale Scores
Overall Math Expected Scale Scores
What is a good i-Ready diagnostic score? ›
Scores of 3.00 and above mean the student scored at or above the score expected of a student on track to meet standard.What score is 461 in a i-Ready diagnostic? ›
For example, if your child has a scale score of 461, they would fall in the mid-on grade level category for first grade. For a first-grade student scoring below 434, that means they are currently reading below grade level expectations.What is a passing score on i-Ready lessons? ›
What is considered passing a lesson? The default passing threshold for i-Ready lessons is 67 percent, or two out of every three questions correct, but your school district has the flexibility to adjust the passing rate. Please check with your student's teacher to find out the passing rate in your school.What does my score mean on i-Ready? ›
The i-Ready Diagnostic is scored on a scale ranging from 100 to 800. The scale score allows you to see which skills your child has mastered, regardless of their grade level. The charts below are the i-Ready Diagnostic National Norms Tables for Reading and Mathematics for Grades K-8 for 2020-2021.Is 587 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.Is 512 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 512 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 472 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 472 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 610 a good diagnostic score? ›
A FICO® Score of 610 places you within a population of consumers whose credit may be seen as Fair. Your 610 FICO® Score is lower than the average U.S. credit score. Statistically speaking, 28% of consumers with credit scores in the Fair range are likely to become seriously delinquent in the future.Is 638 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.What are the grade levels in I-ready? ›
This growing body of research demonstrates how i-Ready Personalized Instruction improves the reading and mathematics skills of students across the country in Grades K–8.
What is the lowest grade in iready? ›
- Level A - First Grade.
- Level B - Second Grade.
- Level C - Third Grade.
- Level D - Fourth Grade.
- Level E - Fifth Grade.
- Level F - Sixth Grade.
- Level G - Seventh Grade.
- Level H - Eighth Grade.
The Brain Breaks usually appear when you have finished about 25 - 33% of questions on the test, (every time) since the Diagnostic has about 100 questions. The Brain Break happens about 3 times during the diagnostic.What does percentile mean in iready scores? ›
How do you interpret i-Ready Diagnostic national norms? Norms are percentiles, comparing each student's performance with a set of nationally representative samples of students in the same grade level who took the Diagnostic at the same time of year.Is level b good in iready? ›
Level B is a Grade Level ranking that appears in some i-Ready Reading and Math lessons. i-Ready Wiki gives this level a low-leveled lessons. Most of the time Plory and Yoop appear, but other lessons have Pepper Jackie, Sweet T, etc.What is the average diagnostic score for a 7th grader? ›
What this data shows us is that, if you score about an 10 on the ACT or a 300 on each section of the SAT (or a 600 with both sections combined), you're getting about the average score for a 7th grader.Is 461 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 461 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 624 a good diagnostic score? ›
A FICO® Score of 624 places you within a population of consumers whose credit may be seen as Fair.Is 642 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.Is 637 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair. A 637 FICO® Score is below the average credit score. Some lenders see consumers with scores in the Fair range as having unfavorable credit, and may decline their credit applications.Is 498 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 498 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.
Is 611 a good diagnostic score? ›
A FICO® Score of 611 places you within a population of consumers whose credit may be seen as Fair. Your 611 FICO® Score is lower than the average U.S. credit score. Statistically speaking, 28% of consumers with credit scores in the Fair range are likely to become seriously delinquent in the future.Is 532 a good diagnostic score? ›
|40 – 49||437 – 444||512 – 521|
|50 – 59||444 – 449||522 – 532|
|60 – 69||450 – 455||534 – 544|
|70 – 79||455 – 461||545 – 557|
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.Is 582 a good diagnostic score? ›
A 582 FICO® Score is below the average credit score. Some lenders see consumers with scores in the Fair range as having unfavorable credit, and may decline their credit applications.Is 484 a good diagnostic score? ›
A 484 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 700 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 670 to 739, which are considered Good. The average U.S. FICO® Score, 714, falls within the Good range.Is 634 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair. A 634 FICO® Score is below the average credit score.Is 499 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 499 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 641 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.Is 597 a good diagnostic score? ›
A 597 FICO® Score is below the average credit score. Some lenders see consumers with scores in the Fair range as having unfavorable credit, and may decline their credit applications.
What does max score mean on iready? ›
Max Score means that a student did see items in that domain, they just got to the highest level possible in that domain.What is the highest level on iready? ›
- This is the highest i-Ready level since i-Ready Instruction only goes up to K-8 Grade.
- This is the hardest level on i-Ready.
- Level H is in the last level in the middle school line.
- Level H contains the last i-Ready math lesson, "Describe Angle Relationships in Triangles"
Level E is 5th grade. Multiple characters such as Azul, G.O, and Olive appear in Level E. Level E is the last level in the Elementary School Line. Older lessons were replaced by new lessons involving fractions by the school years of 2020 to 2022, as well as levels C (3rd grade) and D (4th grade).What grade level is F on iready? ›
Level F is a level that appears in i-Ready Reading and Math lessons. Level F is equivalent to Grade 6. Many different characters appear in this level, including Dr.How does iready diagnostic scoring work? ›
The Diagnostic is designed for students to get about 50% of the questions correct and 50% incorrect to help identify their precise abilities on a range of skills. number of items answered correctly. A student's score is determined by making adjustments after each item to determine their proficiency level estimate.What grade is level C? ›
|Learning A-Z Text Leveling System||Grade||Ages|
|B||K||4 - 6|
|C||K||4 - 6|
|D||1||4 - 7|
|E||1||6 - 7|
The purpose of the i-Ready Diagnostic is not to give your student a grade, but instead to determine how best to support their learning. It will help your student's teacher(s) determine their needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the year.How do you get to the next level in iready? ›
Click EDIT next to your first student's name. 3. An “Edit Student” pop-up window appears. Click the “Set Developmental Levels” button.Is f the highest level in iready? ›
Level F is a level that appears in i-Ready Reading and Math lessons. Level F is equivalent to Grade 6. Many different characters appear in this level, including Dr.What is a good percentile to score in? ›
A percentile rank score of 60 or above is considered above average.
What does it mean when a student's score had a percentile rank of 72? ›
A student's percentile rank indicates that the student scored as well as, or better than, the percent of students in the norm group. For example, a student with a percentile rank of 72 scored as well as, or better than 72% of the students in the norm group.What percentile is my test score? ›
Using the formula, calculate the quotient between the number of values below your score and the number of all the values in your data set. Multiply the result by 100 to get a percentage. This result shows that the student's score of 88 is in the 66th percentile.How good is level G in iready? ›
Level G is equivalent to 7th Grade in the United States.What does level E mean in reading? ›
LEVEL E BOOKS usually have between three and eight lines of print on each page. The stories have more complex ideas and words with endings (such as -ed and -ing). The vocabulary should be familiar to your child and the pictures should illustrate the meaning of the word.What is a good diagnostic score for 8th grade? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 493 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score. Many lenders choose not to do business with borrowers whose scores fall in the Very Poor range, on grounds they have unfavorable credit.Is 675 a good diagnostic score? ›
A FICO® Score of 675 falls within a span of scores, from 670 to 739, that are categorized as Good.Is a 600 diagnostic score good? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.Is 480 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 300 to 579, considered Very Poor. A 480 FICO® Score is significantly below the average credit score.Is 590 a good diagnostic score? ›
Your score falls within the range of scores, from 580 to 669, considered Fair.
Is 492 a good I-Ready diagnostic score? ›
|30 – 39||416 – 424||477 – 491|
|40 – 49||425 – 433||492 – 504|
|50 – 59||434 – 441||505 – 516|
|60 – 69||442 – 447||517 – 527|