i-Ready Assessment Test Preparation

What is the i-Ready® Assessment Test?

The i-Ready® Assessment Test is a group-administered achievement test for grades K-8 which measures a student’s knowledge in the subject areas of reading and mathematics. The i-Ready® Assessment Test was released in the 2011-2012 school year and has is combined with i-Ready® Diagnostics which is a platform designed for teachers to evaluate student performance, develop personalized lesson plans and ongoing monitoring for each student. Early results from the i-Ready Diagnostics program have showed improved results in students reading and math scores on their statewide achievement tests.

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What is on the i-Ready Assessment Test

The i-Ready Assessment Test is focused on the two main assessment areas reading and mathematics. i-Ready Reading is concentrated on areas addressing phonological awareness, phonics, automatic recognition of high-frequency words, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension. i-Ready Math is concentrated on numbers and operations, algebraic thinking, measurement, data analysis, and geometry.

How to Prepare for the i-Ready Assessment Test

The best way to prepare for the i-Ready Assessment Test is by exposing your child to the exam format and the types of questions they will see on the day of the test. At Mercer Publishing our assessment test is based on the Iowa Assessments Test which has set the standard in assessments tests across the country. A list of subject areas for the Iowa Test is listed below.

What is on the ITBS Test? (Chart of Iowa Test of Basic Skills sections by grade level)

Our Iowa Practice Tests begin at grade 3, because we believe that at grade levels K-2 it is more beneficial to focus on building cognitive skills rather than memorizing or learning specific concepts in reading or mathematics. Cognitive skills are focused on logic based questions using words, shapes and pictures. Early development and stimulation of cognitive skills has been shown to dramatically improve the speed at which assessment skills can be learned. A link to our cognitive practice tests can be found here: CogAT. We also highly recommend students read or are read to for at least 30 minutes a day. Developing early reading habits and practice is quite possibly the best determinant of future reading success.

Each full-length Iowa Assessments practice test has over 300 questions to practice and comes with answers and explanations. Downloadable versions of our tests are available for Mac and PC users for instant access.

For a more in-depth description of the Iowa Assessments exam, utilize our Frequently Asked Questions page to answer any questions you may still have or visit our Sample Questions page to see the types of questions in each section of the test.

Iowa Assessments is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Company. Iowa Assessments is owned and published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company was not involved in the production of, nor endorses, this practice test.

To begin preparing your child for success, click on the relevant grade level to view our selection of grade-specific practice tests and materials.