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i-Ready Local Assessment in Lieu of CAASPP for Grades 3-8

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April 2021

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). 

This year, because California is allowing assessment flexibility, students in grades 3-8 in Santa Clara Unified will take the locally selected i-Ready Diagnostic for reading and math in lieu of taking CAASPP.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the summer and next school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with immediate data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. 

Because our district is administering iReady to grades 3-8 in place of CAASPP this year, you will receive your child’s i-Ready results by email and/or U.S. postal service in June. We will hold parent workshops in May, June, and in the fall to support you in understanding the results and the next steps for your child in using i-Ready instruction.

What’s next?

Look for a communication from your principals with more details specific to your school and student, and for a notice or invitation to the parent workshops.