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 was developed in accordance with Public Law 109 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.
The purpose of mCLASS is to provide assessments for K-2 students in literacy and math. mCLASS:Reading 3D and mCLASS:Math help identify students' strengths and weaknesses in basic reading and math skills so that teachers can provide instruction to meet each students' needs.
The purpose of Acuity is to provide assessments for grade 3-5 students in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies so that teachers can provide instruction to meet each students' needs.
The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted in November 2000 by the Indiana State Board of Education. An Applied Skills Assessment and a Multiple-Choice Assessment are used to measure these standards; they are required components of the ISTEP+ program.