i-Ready Benchmark Testing Information
Benchmark tests are done three times a year and are done on the computer
Fall: August 8th through September 16th
Winter: December 12th through January 13th
Spring: April 3rd through April 28th
Here is what to do:
- Go to: login.i-ready.com (don’t put the www in front)
- Student log in: Student’s first and last initial, plus the 5-digit student number (first and last initial must be capitalized this year, i.e. MM12345)
- Student password: gorman
Please read info below before your students begin their benchmarks:
Recommended browsers: Mozilla Firefox or Safari (make sure you are using one of these to test).
- If your high school student is NOT taking a math class, then they do not need to take a math benchmark.
- Make sure you have your sound on. Headphones would be helpful but not necessary.
- If a student is inactive on the assessment for 21 days, the assessment will expire and the student will need to start over. That would not be fun! L
- These tests are not short in length. Plan on two 45-minute sessions per subject. Feel free to have your student(s) take them for 20 minutes a day until they are finished so they don’t become frustrated. The test will continue where they left off each day.
- Make sure students try their best, but don’t stress over it. Please don’t help, as it will throw off their test levels and make assessments inaccurate. If students answer a question correctly, they will get a harder question and if they miss a question, they will receive an easier question. This is how i-Ready determines skill levels.
- Take each question seriously and take your time.
- Paper and pencil should be used for computation on math benchmark.
- Games will appear at different times for each student. They are part of the test so please continue through them.
- Look for the speaker icon. How to repeat audio – hold mouse over speaker icon.
- Test is not timed and students can start and stop by clicking on the X in the top right corner of each test question.
- Answers can be selected and changed during the test, but CANNOT be changed after students click “Done.”
- Students should scroll through the reading passages that are longer than one page (use yellow triangles at the bottom of the passages to go forward and backward within the passage).