Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students complete i-Ready assessments three times during the school year. The program features adaptive assessments that build on student responses to provide teachers with data to best support their students. Students who will take i-Ready assessments during the 2022-23 school year include the following:
- Students in Grades 1-8 (math and reading).
- High school students taking Algebra I (math).
- High school students taking English 1 (reading).
Students assessed with i-Ready will complete reading and math assessments during three windows: Fall 2022; Winter 2022-23 (window is Jan. 3-31); and Spring 2023 (window is May 1 through June 2).
Data from the initial fall 2022 i-Ready assessments was shared with parents in early October. CCPS provides parents with i-Ready data reports after each testing window is complete.
CCPS annually holds parent information meetings about i-Ready assessments. During these meetings, staff share information for parents to interpret data included on their child’s report. A recording from information sessions is posted to this website following each meeting.
Staff also shared a presentation that includes additional information about i-Ready assessments.
Data from the initial assessments is helping teachers determine areas of mastery, but also provides data on areas for growth and improvement. Teachers are using data to identify strengths and weaknesses, and plan instruction to support growth and target areas of improvement. Teachers will use the i-Ready program to monitor student progress throughout the school year.
The initial assessment is not designed to provide a grade or score for a student. The question structure adjusts to student responses. For example, if a student answers several questions correctly in a row, the program will adjust and provide students with more challenging questions. If a student answers several questions in a row incorrectly, the program will adjust and provide slightly easier questions.
Elementary-level literacy and math resources for parents are posted on the CCPS website at:
Secondary-level instructional resources for both parents and students are posted on the CCPS website at: