Many schools have been using the i-Ready math program. As your child engages in learning from home, you need to be ready to help them access and use this tool. Here are several guidelines that can help you make learning with the i-Ready program easy for your child.
1. Know What I-Ready Is
i-Ready math and reading programs provide your child with personalized online lessons that consider their individual skills to help them learn at an appropriate pace. Lessons are interactive and fun, so they will engage your child while they learn. Your child’s teacher will also assign specific lessons to keep the class on track with what must be taught.
Since many schools already used this system, your child will have already taken the diagnostic exam. These exam results contribute to the adaptive learning experience and help teachers understand their students’ weaknesses and skills. Armed with this information, teachers can work with the program to provide a customized learning strategy for each student to help them get the most out of their education. As a parent, it is your job to understand this information and how the program works.
2. Know How To Log Into the System
The most popular way to log into the system is using a tablet. If you or your child has a tablet capable of running the software, download the i-Ready app to your device. Then, determine the login method used by your school. If the school uses Clever, you will need to download that app and log in through it using the district credentials. Any schools that use an online portal will require that you use the internet app to go to the appropriate website and log in. If your school does not have any portal system, log in directly through the i-Ready app using the credential provided by your child’s teacher.
Another way to log into the system is through a computer. Again, you will need to determine the login method used by your school. If your school has a portal, you will need to log in through this service. If it does not have a portal, you will need to go to the i-Ready website and log in with the credential provided by your child’s teacher.
3. Get Your Child Started Right
Typically, your child’s teacher will instruct you on which activities your child should focus on to stay on track with the school curriculum. The i-Ready system will display three primary activities. They will see generalized lessons, which should be their primary focus if they do not have teacher-assigned lessons. They will also see personalized lessons that are based on their diagnostic results. Their teacher will have manually assigned these lessons. These activities will only appear if a teacher has assigned them, and they will take priority over general lessons.
Your child will also have the option of using learning games to enhance their skills. You can help your child find these under the To-Do tab in their navigation bar, although they should not be the main focus of your learning program. These will only be available if your school has enabled learning games. To help your child get started using these activities, be sure to play around with the system to understand it and guide navigation.
4. Monitor Their Progress
Monitor your child’s progress by viewing the My Progress tab in the navigation bar. This will tell you how much time they spend on each task, the lessons they have passed, how far through their learning program they are, and all of the scores for their completed work.
i-Ready is a program used by many school districts. It uses diagnostic tests to give your child a personalized learning program. By following these guidelines, you can help your child use this program and get the most out of their education.