IREAD fulfills PL 109 to ensure that students can
read before grade four curriculum
If a student doesn’t pass the IREAD 3 they will be
retained in third grade
Students who have previously been retained two times prior to
Students with disabilities whose Case Conference Committee
has determined that promotion is appropriate
English Language Learners whose Individual Learning Plan
committee has determined that promotion is appropriate.
Third grade students will be taking the
IREAD3 test and will then be scored by the
State of Indiana
This is in addition to the normally given
Paper Pencil given March 17-19
Results are expected to be given back to the
schools in early April.
The IREAD 3 Assessment Specifically assess
Foundational reading standards through grade
Word Recognition, Fluency and Vocabulary
Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction
and Information Text 30-40%
Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
March 3-12 Written Applications
Math- Story Problems that require the student to apply math skills to
grade-level word problems and explain how they came to their
ELA- Reading will include short passages and stories at grade level
followed by comprehension questions. These questions will require
students to answer using complete sentences to demonstrate
thorough knowledge of reading concepts. (Reader’s Constructed
Writing will include writing prompts that require the students to
write several pages on a predetermined topic. This will assess the
student’s ability to use writing skills to communicate an idea.
Science (gr. 4) and Social Studies (gr. 5) – Both content questions and
application of knowledge during applied skills and multiple choice
April 28 – May 9 Multiple Choice
Multiple Choice tests that include questions
based on the Indiana State Standards for each
All grades will take the test online!
Samples and Scoring Guides can be found online
at the IN Department of Education:
IREAD3, ISTEP+ Science and ISTEP+ Social
Studies samples also available
Student tests are scanned into a computer
and a person scores based on a rubric.
Scored by a computer.
Scores expected in late May
Classroom assessments are given in a
format similar to ISTEP
Emphasis placed on how to effectively
Practice writing to a prompt
Acuity is taken 3
times before ISTEP
Students will be
given a testing
survival kit this year
The ISTEP Lady is
and is coming for a
Make attendance a priority, avoid making
doctor’s appointments during the test times
and vacations during the test dates.
Practice academic skills & test taking strategies
– see handout.
Help your child get a good night’s sleep and
eat a good breakfast the whole week of the test.
Encourage your child to do his/her “personal
For Memorial Elementary as a School:
State grades us based on ISTEP scores
School must show yearly growth
- Annual Yearly Progress
Identify our strengths and weaknesses
Set yearly goals as a school
Instructional decisions throughout year
Memorial’s Grade = A (4.0)
English/LA = 6.0
Top 75% with
Math = 4.0
Bottom 25% with Top 75% with Overall Group with Participation
High Growth Low Growth
For our students:
•Monitors growth of individual students from
year to year.
•Educational decisions for individual students
instruction throughout year
•Summer School Placement
•Middle School Placements
is high stakes
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