The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010), which “requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three beginning in the Spring of 2012 to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four.”
IREAD-3 Parent Letter, IREAD-3 Parent Guidance, IREAD-3 Item Sampler, IREAD-3 Blueprint, and IREAD-3 Frequently Asked Questions can be found at http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3
IDOE Assessments IREAD K-2
Since the IREAD-3 assessment is such a high stakes, important test for third graders, the IDOE has developed IREAD K-2 sample questions. These are grade level appropriate questions for students in grade K-2. Being able to answer the questions in the student's grade level help to ensure the student is on track for being ready to pass IREAD-3 when they reach the third grade. There is also a Parent Tool Kit available for each grade to help practice at home.