i-Ready Diagnostic for 6th Grade

i-Ready Diagnostic 6th Grade Sample Questions

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive online test that is intended to show your child’s understanding of Math and Reading and help figure out what your child is ready to learn next. As an adaptive test, questions will get easier or harder depending on how your child is progressing on the test.  Questions may range up to three grade levels above your child’s current grade.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is given in the following order for children in 6th Grade.


  • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking – This section measures students’ comprehension of algebraic concepts, with a focus on patterns, relationships, and functions. Students engage with increasingly complex equations and employ diverse problem-solving strategies, building on their experiences from earlier grades.
  • Numbers and Operations – In this section, students’ skills in recognizing and working with numbers are evaluated, covering counting, comparing, and executing arithmetic operations. They investigate advanced concepts related to place value, ratios, and proportional relationships.
  • Geometry -The Geometry section assesses students’ familiarity with geometric shapes and their properties. They continue to distinguish, categorize, and manipulate shapes while examining spatial relationships, patterns, and advanced geometric ideas, such as coordinate geometry and transformations.
  • Measurement and Data – This section delves into concepts related to measurement and data, progressing from foundational knowledge in previous grades. Students learn to apply various tools and units for measurement and practice interpreting and representing data in diverse formats, including sophisticated graphs and charts.
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  • Vocabulary – The Vocabulary section gauges students’ understanding of an extensive array of words, their meanings, and their usage in various contexts. Developing a strong vocabulary is essential for reading comprehension and effective communication, and this section supports students in enhancing their lexical repertoire.
  • Comprehension: Literature – In this section, students are assessed on their ability to grasp and interpret literary texts, such as novels, poems, and plays. They delve deeper into analyzing characters, settings, events, themes, and central messages, honing their critical thinking and interpretive skills.
  • Comprehension: Informational Text – This section centers on evaluating students’ capacity to understand informational texts, including articles, reports, and nonfiction books. Students practice discerning main ideas, supporting details, text structures, and author’s purpose across an array of informational text types, advancing their comprehension and analytical skills.
  • Phonics (if your child’s overall scale score is less than 511) – For students with an overall scale score below 511, this section aids in strengthening their ability to recognize and decode letters and their corresponding sounds. They persist in refining their decoding skills, concentrating on more elaborate letter combinations and patterns, which is vital for reading fluency.
  • High-Frequency Words (if your child’s score on the Phonics domain is less than 421) – For students with a Phonics domain score below 421, this section emphasizes their ability to recognize and read high-frequency words, or sight words, commonly encountered in texts. Mastery of high-frequency words bolsters reading fluency and comprehension.

Below you will find sample questions that are representative of 6th Grade questions your child will see on the test but are not taken directly from the actual i-Ready Diagnostic that is being administered this year.

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Directions: Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Read the passage.

People have been forging art for thousands of years. There was an entire industry based on forged Greek sculptures in 1st century Rome. In 1945, Hans Meegeren admitted to forging a number of Vermeers, including a very famous one called the The Last Supper. All the experts were shocked: they were convinced it was real and would never have known if Mr. Meegeren hadn’t owned up. Something similar happened in 2018 to paintings that even had Sotheby’s (the great London Auction House) and the Louvre (the famous Paris gallery) fooled. Experts can test the pigments in paints, and the age of the canvas or board, but the more modern a painting is, the smaller the differences are. In any case, forgers are now capable of re-using old canvases and reproducing paints with the same chemical signatures as old ones. To try and combat the flood of fakes coming onto the art market, instead of testing miniscule flakes of paint, researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, are working on an entirely different approach. Instead of looking at what the painting is made from, a digital camera and a powerful computer analyzes how it’s made. It looks at the thousands tiny brush strokes. Their shape and direction is like a fingerprint. Once the artificial intelligence builds up enough genuine samples of an artist’s work, it should be able to spot a fake within seconds.

1. It may be inferred from the passage that Vermeer ______.

A. was a Roman artist
B. is someone famous
C. painted lots of pictures
D. thinks paintings are pretty.

2. Which of the following expressions is equivalent to 144?

A. 4 x 12
B. 12 x 12
C. 12 x 12 x 12 x 12
D. 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12

3. Which of the following is not an accurate description of the distribution shown below?

A. The distribution has a gap.
B. There is a peak at 90%.
C. There is an outlier.
D. The median scored by the students is 50.

4. What is the area of this parallelogram?

A. 20 m2
B. 126 m
C. 120 m2
D. 126 m2

5. Which option clarifies the vague pronoun reference in the sentence below?
Jackie finally beat Kendall at checkers. She was very proud.

A. Jackie was very proud.
B. The girls were proud.
C. They were proud.
D. Kendall was proud.

6. What kind of sentence is shown below?
Although Tate doesn’t like horror movies, he rented the latest thriller, and will watch it with his friends at the sleepover.

A. simple sentence
B. compound sentence
C. complex sentence
D. compound-complex sentence

7. Which word is spelled correctly?

A. musuem
B. national
C. locasion
D. multaple

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I’m in 6th grade and i got a 574 on my reading diagnostic. Do you happen to know what grade level that score is? And if I’m in the 6th grade level?

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