September 29, 2012
Dear Parent or Guardian,
On <<DATE>>, all <<GRADE>> graders in <<SCHOOL OR DISTRICT NAME>> will be taking the ReadiStep
assessment, a test that measures reading, writing and math skills students learn in school. Your child
does not need to do any special preparation for ReadiStep. However, it is important to eat a good
breakfast and come to school focused on test day.
ReadiStep will help your child gain early insight into the skills he or she will need for success in high
school and college. ReadiStep measures the same types of skills that are measured by the
PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT®, tests students take in high school as they progress toward college.
Students participating in ReadiStep will receive a score report that shows how they performed on each
test section and each question. Additionally, they’ll be able to see how their scores compared to those
of other students across the country.
Your child’s ReadiStep results will be shared with teachers and administrators in our school district, but
they will not be shared with colleges or other organizations. The results will be used to help us better
understand students’ strengths and weaknesses so we can help them improve areas that need
additional work as they make the transition to high school.
In addition to receiving score reports, all students who take ReadiStep will receive free access to
MyRoad™, an online college and career exploration tool that lets students:
Take a short, fun quiz to understand their personality types
Learn about careers and college majors that fit their personality types
Explore colleges by location, college major, cost, and much more
Find out what people have to say about their college and career choices
Track what they will need to do in high school to prepare for college
MyRoad and other free resources can help students start thinking about the future and the exciting
opportunities that lie ahead in high school, college, and beyond.
If you have questions about your school’s ReadiStep administration, please contact your child’s school
counselor. Additional information is available online at readistep.collegeboard.org/student.