IREAD-3. Parent Information Night Rykers’ Ridge Elementary February 2, 2012. What is IREAD?. IREAD will be administered to students across the state in 3 rd Grade
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Parent Information Night
Rykers’ Ridge Elementary
February 2, 2012
IREAD will be administered following the ISTEP+ Applied Skills Assessment Window.
March 12-14, 2012 for IREAD-3 – Madison Consolidated Schools
Testing dates are March 19-21, 2012
Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD specifically assesses foundational reading standards through grade 3.
An item sampler and test blue print may be viewed at:
Good Cause Exemptions that allow for flexibility in determining access to 4th grade curriculum include:
Student has been retained previously twice before 4th grade.
2. Students with disabilities whose Case Conference
Committee has determined that promotion is
English Learner students whose Individual Learning Plan
determines that promotion is appropriate.
Look at the words for Number 1. Find the words that has the same beginning sounds as “grass…grass”. Fill in the circle that goes with the answer you choose.
O goatO gray O guest
Look at the words for Number 2. Find the word that has the same ending sounds as “rain…rain”. Fill in the circle that goes with the answer you choose.
O sting O nail O done
Look at the underlined part of the word “stair”. Find the word that has the same vowel sounds as “stair…stair”. Mark you answer.
Stair: O pear O chart O stamp
Synonyms & Content Clues
For Number 4, choose the word that means the same, or about the same, as the underlined word.
4.) was sad
For Numbers 5 and 6, read the story. For each of the blanks, there is a list of words with the same number. Choose the word from each list that best completes the meaning of the story.
Close the front __5___ so the warm air stays inside the house.
You may want to put on an extra ___6__ if you are still cold.
5.) O box 6.) O cane
O case O ring
O door O shoe
O lid O sweater
Standards 1, 2, & 3: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Read Snow Hopper.
Then answer Numbers 7 & 8.
Reading Comprehension Sample Question
Take a walk in the woods on a sunny winter’s day. You might find tiny insects called snow fleas, hopping on snow.
Crowds of snow fleas travel together. They look like grains of pepper popping up and down. If you put your hand on the snow, some may hop on top. Life your hand up and snows fleas jump off.
How do snow fleas hop? Each snow flea has two tiny tails. The tails bend under a snow flea’s body and are held by hooks. When the hooks open, the tails spring out and the snow flea leaps up. Snow Fleas are also called springtails.
In the winter, snow fleas chew dead leaves and plants buried beneath the snow. Most crawl under leaves below the snow.
In a few days, their journey is done. The tiny travelers may have moved 25 meters, about the length of a swimming pool. Then the huge group disappears. Where do all the snow fleas go? No one knows for certain, but their snow-hopping days are done.
7.) The author writes that no one knows for certain where snow fleas go. Which of these words mean the OPPOSITE of certain?
8.) Which of these sentences from the passage best tells where snow fleas search for food?
O “Life your hand up and snow fleas jump off”
O “They look like grains of pepper popping up and
O “When the hooks open, the tails spring out and the
snow flea leaps up.”
O “In the winter, snow fleas chew dead leaves and
plants buried beneath the snow.”
√ Practice test in late February
√ Must be given in one day
√ No opting out of test
√ If there is not enough participation, the
school’s grade from the state could be
√ Important for students to attend school during
When will parents receive testing results?
Detailed reports will be sent to schools in early April 2012.
What if my child doesn’t pass the IREAD-3 test in the spring of 2012?
Summer 2012 Retest
Results before Aug. 20, 2012
Mrs. Pam Kimmel, Reading Interventionist
Mrs. Missy Demaree, Principal
Mrs. Karen Herron, 3rd grade teacher
Mrs. Jennifer Hartman, 3rd grade teacher