The Idaho Reading Initiative, enacted by the Idaho Legislature, was designed to ensure that all children in the State of Idaho will master the skills they need to become successful readers. Endless research-based studies show reading skills are directly related to a child's success in school. It is our goal as the State Department of Education to work with schools, teachers, and administrators to promote students' reading success! Idaho Statute 33-1614 requires K-3 students in Idaho to be assessed as they develop critical reading skills. The purpose of the assessment, the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI), is to indicate which children are most likely going to be at-risk of failure with skills that are prerequisite for being successful readers throughout life. As is written in the statute, the state K-3 assessment test results shall be reviewed by school personnel for the purpose of providing necessary interventions to sustain or improve the students' reading skills.
Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI):
Fall Testing Dates: August 20 to September 28, 2012
Fall Reporting Window Closes: October 12, 2012
Winter Testing Dates: Optional January through February
Spring Testing Dates: April 8 to May 10, 2013
Spring Reporting Window Closes: May 24, 2013