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1 IREAD-3 Parent Information Night Rykers’ Ridge Elementary February 2, 2012

2 What is IREAD? IREAD will be administered to students across the state in 3 rd Grade Achieving proficiency on this assessment fulfills the requirement of Public Law 109 ensuring that students can read before accessing 4 th grade curriculum. This means that your child will not go to 4 th grade if they don’t pass this test!

3 When Will My Child Take IREAD-3? 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

4 What is assessed on the IREAD-3 Test? 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:

5 IREAD TEST COMPRISED OF THREE TEST SESSIONS Specifics SessionNumber of Items Instruction Time Working Time 1135 mins.15 mins mins.25 mins mins.22 mins. Total4010 mins.62 mins.

6 Are there exemptions for students? Good Cause Exemptions that allow for flexibility in determining access to 4 th grade curriculum include: 1.Student has been retained previously twice before 4 th grade. 2. Students with disabilities whose Case Conference Committee has determined that promotion is appropriate. 3.English Learner students whose Individual Learning Plan determines that promotion is appropriate.

7 IREAD-3 A Blueprint of Standards Covered

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9 IREAD-3 Sample Questions Beginning sounds 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 goat O gray O guest

10 IREAD Sample Questions Ending Sounds 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

11 IREAD Sample Questions 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

12 IREAD-3 Sample Questions Synonyms & Content Clues For Number 4, choose the word that means the same, or about the same, as the underlined word. 4.) was sad O angry O careful O excited O unhappy

13 IREAD-3 Sample Questions

14 IREAD-3 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 box6.) O cane O case O ring O door O shoe O lid O sweater

15 IREAD-3 Sample Questions

16 IREAD-3 Standards 1, 2, & 3: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Read Snow Hopper. Then answer Numbers 7 & 8.

17 IREAD-3 Reading Comprehension Sample Question Snow Hopper 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.

18 IREAD-3 Sample Questions 7.) The author writes that no one knows for certain where snow fleas go. Which of these words mean the OPPOSITE of certain? O clear O unsure O worried

19 IREAD-3 Sample Questions 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 down” 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.”

20 IREAD-3 Additional Information √ 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 penalized. √ Important for students to attend school during this test.

21 IREAD-3 When will parents receive testing results? Detailed reports will be sent to schools in early April 2012.

22 IREAD-3 What if my child doesn’t pass the IREAD-3 test in the spring of 2012?

23 IREAD-3 Summer 2012 Retest Testing Window  Paper and pencil will be June 18-July 27, Results before Aug. 20, 2012  May offer retesting anytime during window and each student is only permitted to participate in the assessment once during the summer window.

24 Thank you for coming! Feel free to contact us for additional information. Mrs. Pam Kimmel, Reading Interventionist Mrs. Missy Demaree, Principal Mrs. Karen Herron, 3 rd grade teacher Mrs. Jennifer Hartman, 3 rd grade teacher


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