Sample i-Ready Diagnostic Practice Test
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Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the i-Ready Diagnostic? The i-Ready Diagnostic contains multiple choice Math and Reading questions.
The Math portion of the test will focus on the following:
- Algebra and Algebraic Thinking: The Algebra and Algebraic Thinking domain assesses students’ ability to comprehend, analyze, and solve algebraic problems. It emphasizes the development of algebraic reasoning and fluency through a focus on the following content areas:
- Expressions and Equations: Students will be tested on their ability to simplify, evaluate and manipulate expressions, and solve equations and inequalities.
- Functions: Students must demonstrate an understanding of various types of functions, their properties, and their applications in real-world situations.
- Patterns and Relationships: This content area evaluates students’ ability to recognize, analyze, and extend patterns, as well as to describe the relationships between variables.
- Geometry: The Geometry domain evaluates students’ understanding of geometric concepts and their ability to apply these concepts to solve problems. Key content areas include:
- Geometric Shapes and Properties: Students must demonstrate knowledge of basic geometric shapes, their properties, and relationships between them.
- Transformations, Congruence, and Similarity: Students are expected to understand transformations (e.g., reflections, rotations, translations) and how they relate to congruence and similarity.
- Coordinate Geometry: This content area assesses students’ ability to plot points on a coordinate plane, calculate distances, and use geometric concepts to analyze relationships between points, lines, and shapes.
- Measurement and Data – The Measurement and Data domain focuses on students’ ability to measure, represent, and analyze data. The key content areas are:
- Units of Measurement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in selecting appropriate units of measure, converting between units, and estimating measurements.
- Data Representation and Interpretation: This content area evaluates students’ ability to represent data using various formats (e.g., tables, charts, graphs), and analyze data to draw conclusions and make predictions.
- Geometric Measurement: Students are expected to apply geometric concepts to measure length, area, and volume, as well as to solve real-world problems involving measurement.
- Numbers and Operations – The Numbers and Operations domain assesses students’ understanding and application of number concepts and computational skills. Content areas include:
- Number Sense: This content area evaluates students’ understanding of different number types (e.g., whole numbers, fractions, decimals) and their properties.
- Operations: Students must demonstrate proficiency in performing basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with various types of numbers.
- Ratios, Proportions, and Percents: Students are expected to understand and apply concepts of ratios, proportions, and percents to solve problems.
The Reading portion of the test will focus on the following:
Reading Comprehension portion of the test, specifically focusing on five key sections: Literature, Comprehension: Informational Text, High-Frequency Words, Phonics, and Phonological Awareness. By understanding the content areas and objectives of each section, students and educators can better prepare for the test and optimize learning outcomes.
- Comprehension: Literature (K-8) section assesses students’ ability to read, analyze, and interpret literary texts. This section focuses on the following content areas:
- Literary Elements and Techniques: Students must demonstrate an understanding of elements such as plot, character, setting, theme, and point of view, as well as literary techniques such as symbolism, irony, and figurative language.
- Text Analysis and Inference: This content area evaluates students’ ability to analyze the structure and organization of texts, make inferences, and draw conclusions based on textual evidence.
- Comparing and Contrasting: Students are expected to compare and contrast different texts or elements within a single text, identifying similarities and differences in themes, characters, and other aspects.
- Comprehension: Informational Text (K-8) – The Comprehension: Informational Text section evaluates students’ ability to read and comprehend non-fiction texts. Key content areas include:
- Text Structure and Organization: Students must demonstrate an understanding of the different types of informational text structures (e.g., chronological, cause/effect, problem/solution) and how they are organized.
- Main Idea and Supporting Details: This content area assesses students’ ability to identify the main idea of a text, as well as to locate and analyze supporting details.
- Text Features: Students are expected to use text features such as headings, captions, charts, and graphs to enhance their understanding of the information presented in a text.
- High-Frequency Words (K-2 only; 3-8 depending on child’s performance) – The High-Frequency Words section tests students’ knowledge of commonly used words in the English language. This section evaluates the following content area:
- Word Recognition: Students must demonstrate their ability to accurately and fluently read high-frequency words in isolation and in context.
- Phonics (K-2 only; 3-8 depending on child’s performance) – The Phonics section assesses students’ understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds, as well as their ability to decode words. Content areas include:
- Letter-Sound Correspondence: Students must demonstrate knowledge of the sounds represented by individual letters and letter combinations.
- Decoding: This content area evaluates students’ ability to apply phonics skills to decode words, including regular words, irregular words, and multi-syllabic words.
- Phonological Awareness (K-1 only; 2 depending on child’s performance) – The Phonological Awareness section tests students’ ability to recognize and manipulate the sounds in spoken words. Key content areas include:
- Rhyme and Alliteration: Students must demonstrate an understanding of rhyming words and alliteration, and their ability to identify and produce words that share the same sounds.
- Syllable Awareness: This content area assesses students’ ability to recognize and count syllables in spoken words.
- Phoneme Awareness: Students are expected to identify, segment, blend, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words.
Here are five examples.
IMPORTANT: While the i-Ready Diagnostic sample practice questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they aren’t taken directly from the actual i-Ready Diagnostic that is being administered this year.
i-Ready Diagnostic Test Practice
i-Ready Sample Practice Question #1
Which word does not rhyme?
i-Ready Sample Practice Question #2
How much money is shown below?
i-Ready Sample Practice Question #3
My coach recommended that everyone drink a lot of water before our game because it was going to be hot.
Which choice can replace “recommended” in this sentence?
i-Ready Sample Practice Question #4
i-Ready Sample Practice Question #5
Fifteen is subtracted from a number. The difference is divided by 4. The quotient is 7. What is the number?