iReady Risers

iReady Risers


Sharing some suggestions in using your Diagnostic data and resources to KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED and to optimize students’ personalized online instruction and teacher-led instruction throughout the year!
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  • Personalized path is priority for students to learn or reinforce essential skills with domain learning progressions.
  • Teacher-Assigned Lessons are excellent when used strategically and monitored to be sure students are successful with them, or receive support for them.
  • Note: Teacher-Assigned lessons do not trigger the yellow or red lesson alerts when students struggle. Multiple teacher-assigned lessons open tend to impede completion.
  • Station Rotation Planning Template (Editable)


  • In the Diagnostic Results report, be sure to select the Enhanced 5-Level Placement view for more detail on grade level, grade level proficiency, and placements on or below level.
  • In the Diagnostic Growth report, use the arrows at the top of the last column on the right to sort your students by current placement.
    • Review their initial placement compared to current: Who is close to Mid-or-Above grade level? Who is close to Early-On-Grade-Level? Who is making gains within one or more years below level?
    • Examine students who are yellow: Are they Early-Grade-Level, or within One Year Below? How close is the scale score to the next level?
    • Using Growth and Proficiency Data to Take Action
  • Use the Instructional Groupings report to group students with similar instructional needs and, for each group, detailed instructional priorities and classroom resources to support differentiation
  • *Use the Florida Standards report for a  high-level overview of your students’ likely understanding of grade-level standards (on, above, or below grade level) based on Diagnostic results. Use the report for instructional guidance for students strengths and needs related to certain standards.


Start with your Standard!
  • Reading – Pull sections of the Ready Instruction book per the gradual-release design… Use the Introduction for a connect with prior knowledge, or the Modeled Instruction or Guided Instruction/Practice for more support, the LAFS Practice to challenge. Use standards-aligned Tools for Scaffolding Comprehension to support lower-level readers. Did you know that grades 6-8 each have about 15 VOCABULARY Tools for Instruction Teacher-Led lessons? Access them in the Toolbox by standard, or under Assess & Teach.
    • Writing support? Response-writing activities are included throughout Ready Instruction, and also scroll down in the Toolbox to the Language Handbook.
    • Goodies under the Program Implementation tab: Ready Reading Routines Posters (Word Learning Strategies, Talk, Academic Talk, Response Writing), Discourse Cards
  • Math – Use the Prerequisite Report for upcoming standards and the map to resources that support your standard’s prerequisite skills per student levels.
    • Check out the Practice & Problem Solving pages – the first activity is always a prerequisite check, and the PPS pages at the end of the unit have a Unit Game. Did you know there are between 47 to 57 MATH Tools for Instruction Teacher-Led lessons per grade level? Access them in the Toolbox by standard, or under Assess & Teach.
    • Goodies under the Program Implementation tab: Digital Math Tools, Math Discourse Cards
  • Need to print student reports? Select the Reports menu, and at the top click Batch (Prints up to 35 students at a time).
    • Diagnostic Results: Prints individual student results. Be sure to click the arrows on/off for desired information. Keeping all arrows on generates a 17+ page report per student as it includes all the domains and next steps. Keeping only the first two options keeps the report to one page per student.
    • For Families: *Available in Spanish. Prints a 1-page report per student detailing Diagnostic placement information for families.


Middle School Math Support 

Middle school mathematics is tricky no matter which way you slice it. The mathematical content learned in these formative years lays the foundation for key concepts that will be used in all future math courses. Furthermore, as students learn these new and challenging concepts, they are experiencing many physical, social and emotional changes. This makes teaching middle school mathematics as much of an art as it is a science. Join us for a webinar series dedicated to middle school mathematics, where we discuss fresh ideas and practical ways to engage students, increase their motivation, and develop independent mathematical thinkers.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and click here to register.  


Christine Murno |  Professional Development Specialist 

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