What are the Florida Standards?
The Florida Standards have higher expectations and increased rigor in both English language arts and mathematics. For reading, this includes more complex texts, including both informational and literary texts, as well as close reading and thoughtful use of textual evidence. In mathematics, there is an increased demand for balance between conceptual understanding (why), procedural fluency (how), and application (when).
The Florida Standards do not represent a prescribed curriculum, but rather a framework within which educators can help students master key skills and become college and career ready.
The iReady diagnostic assessments help educators and parents help determine where to focus instructional time to ensure all students are on track to meet the rigorous expectations of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) and Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS).
What is on the iReady Reading Tests?
The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main domains: Phonics, Phonological Awareness, High-Frequency Words, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Literature, and Comprehension of Informational Text
Diagnostic includes multimedia paired passages in which students are asked to synthesize ideas from multiple sources
Assessment and instruction are offered for both reading comprehension of informational and literary texts
Online lessons provide explicit instruction on key skills across all domains, including close reading of authentic text
Engaging, animated characters model close reading and finding evidence within text
What is on the iReady Mathematics test?
The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main mathematical domains: Number and Operations, Algebra and Algebraic Thinking, Measurement and Data, and Geometry
Diagnostic questions include new technology-enhanced items
Assessment and instruction emphasize conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency and reflect the standard’s focus on rigor, relevance, and coherence
Tasks draw on multiple standards to ensure students are making important connections between math concepts
Content builds across grades and major topics are linked within grades
Did iReady replace another test?
Yes, the iReady assessments replaced the benchmark tests in reading and math that were administered three times per year for students in grades 3-5. State Statute 1088.22 requires students in elementary schools to monitor the progress in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. Schools have used this assessment for many years. The science benchmark test is still given to students in grades 3-5. Additionally, the iReady assessments replaced the FAIR (Florida Assessment for Instruction in reading) assessments developed by the state of Florida.