Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to ensuring all students read at or above grade level by the end of 3rd Grade. Research shows that meeting these reading benchmarks is critical to a child’s success in school.
The fall Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) is used to test whether students have the skills they need to be successful readers. The state requires schools to create personalized reading plans for students who do not meet reading benchmarks and score a 2 or a 3 on IRI. (A score of 1 means a student’s skills are at or above grade level, a 2 means skills are near grade level and a 3 means skills are below grade level.)
The plans include supplemental instruction – 30 hours for students who earn a 2 and 60 hours for students who earn a 3 – to help improve their reading skills. The additional instruction focuses on important reading skills such as vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, phonics and decoding.
If you would like additional information on your child’s reading achievement or provide input on his/her reading plan, please contact your child’s teacher. We are committed to working together to ensure every child becomes a successful reader.