SFs, in an effort to keep up with stookiness posts and not fall behind again, I am going to sometimes stick similar posts together…. like this:
Thank you to all SFs who have joined the i-Ready Rebellion! If you’re not sure if you’re in, that will be in the next official meeting, along with a bunch of other info. The meeting will be posted within a few days hopefully, as I still have some things to put together so have no fear, the next meeting is near. And also, great job to everyone who helped raise $1,029 for Doctors Without Borders! I’m so glad we did it. It was really awesome to be a part of such an important fundraiser.
One final note: If you are not part of the i-Ready Rebellion and you would like to be, I need your submissions in ASAP! Make sure to have some kind of i-Ready photo in your post, and clearly state you want to be in the rebellion and who you’d like to be. If you’re not sure who’s taken, look through past posts regarding i-Ready.
Heya guys, so I’m just gonna try and join in on this I-Ready thing, my stance and a response to Sonicthefoldhog10’s argument.
1. SonicTheFoldHog here is misunderstanding our side of things, you see, the I-Ready Diagnostic that determines your score is a flawed system, managing to give you a more fifteen questions to determine what you do for the next 9 weeks, consider this, you get 10 questions wrong in a fifteen question quiz, you’ll be given a very low score and will be given dumbed down work, HOWEVER, let’s say you get those same questions wrong in a 100 question quiz, you now got a 90%, with the smaller tests you are unable to see a student’s true growth.
2. After a student takes the iReady screener in the area of mathematics, the teacher can download individual and class reports. Each child receives an overall scale score for the math assessment as a whole, as well as a scale score in each of the four domains of 1) number and operations, 2) algebra and algebraic thinking, 3) measurement and data, and 4) geometry.
Based on the scores, iReady generates a report for each student for each of the domains. The report offers a bulleted list of what the student can do and next steps for instruction. However, if you take a look at the finer print you’ll learn that these reports are not generated from the specific questions that the child answered correctly or incorrectly, but rather are a generic list based on what iReady thinks that students who score in this same range in this domain likely need, thusly, a student may not be getting the help he/she needs in the areas he/she needs help in.
Further more, The teacher can never see the questions the child answered correctly or incorrectly, nor can she even access a description of the kinds of questions the child answered correctly or incorrectly. The most a teacher will ever know is that a child scored poorly, for example, in number and operations. Folks, that is a giant category, and far too broad to be actionable.
3. But above all else, the iReady Universal Screener is a dangerous assessment because it is a dehumanizing assessment. The test strips away all evidence of the students’ thinking, of her mathematical identity, and instead assigns broad and largely meaningless labels. The test boils down a student’s entire mathematical identity to a generic list of skills that “students like her” generally need, according to iReady. And yet despite its lumping of students into broad categories, iReady certainly doesn’t hesitate to offer very specific information about what a child likely can do and what next instructional steps should be.
Thank you for listening to my CheetoChat, God Bless.
Just so everyone knows I am not going to help in the battle against IReady. I am in the middle ground My school doesn’st do Iready so I don’t really care. But I searched it and found out that it was ‘helping’ kids since 2016!!! I took a screenshot which you will see below.
Stooky= Thanks for the information
Epic=I already know that!
PS: Tom here… I am VERY PROUD of you SFs for all of this. Whether you decide to REBEL or not, it’s important to question it and consider it. And I’m glad you’re doing that.
Based on my experience as a news reporter (who often covered school boards), I would say that writing to your school board or even better going to a meeting (virtually) could have a BIG impact. School boards rarely hear from students! I know it sounds crazy but it is SO TRUE!
One thing: do not ever identify your school district or school in posts. That’s the sort of private information that you should NOT BE SHARING on the internet. Your name, your location, your school… those are YOUR information and you should protect it online.