Assessment News

iReady Testing for Students in Grades K - 6

What is iReady?

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Testing dates for each grade level are listed below.

What will it look like for my child?

Some questions on the tests will be hard for students while others will be easy. Parents should not help students with items that are challenging, but they can encourage students to do their best and to choose the answer that they think is best. Parents can help students find a quiet place to work, and students are welcome to take breaks as needed.

Where can I get more information?

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage: If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or Linda Peace, Clermont Elementary’s school test coordinator, at

iReady Testing Dates


  • October 12-16: Reading

Grades 1, 2, & 3

  • October 5-10: Reading
  • October 19-23: Math  

Grades 4, 5, & 6

  • September 28-October 2: Reading
  • October 12-16: Math