I-Ready Parent Letter


September 6, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am excited to share that Loudenslager Elementary School will be utilizing an excellent Math and Reading program called i-Ready. Below, you will find information on the program and how we will be using it in the classroom.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s needs, personalize his or her learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child exactly where he or she is and provides data for us to increase your child’s learning gains.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on his or her answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning. 

Every Loudenslager student will be participating in the I-Ready Fall Diagnostic between September 7th and September 15th, which encompasses two 45-60 Minute assessments (1 - ELA & 1 - Math). Our students will take the I-Ready Assessment three times during the 2023 - 2024 School Year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, please reinforce the following:

  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast on the day of the assessment.

  • Try your best on each question and try not to rush.

  • Try not to worry about questions you do not know; it is expected that you use paper and a pencil to show work for math questions.  

  • You will get about half of the questions correct.            

  • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

What happens next?

The i-Ready Diagnostic will provide results that help teachers identify what your child already knows and determine next steps for instruction. Teachers look forward to sharing these results with you throughout the year and to providing a learning experience that will attract and hold your child’s interest while teaching important skills and concepts.

If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.

As always if you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to contact the Loudenslager Main Office at 856-423-2228 Ext. 4201 or via e-mail at mbrowne@paulsboro.k12.nj.us.


Matthew J. Browne
Loudenslager Elementary School, Principal
Paulsboro Public School District