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i-Ready

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) launched a new diagnostic program this school year called i-Ready. 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 2021-22 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-A (reading).

Students assessed with i-Ready will complete reading and math assessments during three windows: Fall 2021; Winter 2022 (window is Jan. 3 through Feb. 11); and Spring 2022 (window is May 2 through June 13).

Data from the initial i-Ready assessments was shared with parents in December 2021. CCPS will provide parents with i-Ready data reports after each testing window is complete.

CCPS held a virtual parent information meeting about i-Ready on Dec. 7. During the meeting, staff shared information for parents to interpret data included on their child’s report. A recording from the information session is posted at the bottom of the page.

Staff also shared a presentation that includes additional information about i-Ready assessments.

i-Ready Family Reports

CCPS will soon provide virtual tutoring services for families and will share details once they are finalized.

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 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: 

Elementary Program of Studies

Secondary-level instructional resources for both parents and students are posted on the CCPS website at:

Secondary Instructional Resources 2021.

Zoom Meeting Recording