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Study: i-Ready® Meets ESSA Federal Funding Requirements

Study: i-Ready® Meets ESSA Federal Funding Requirements
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A new research study titled “i-Ready Efficacy: Research on i-Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The research places i-Ready as a Level 3 program demonstrating “Promising Evidence.” Schools across the country can use Title I funding to implement the online diagnostic and instructional program as an evidence-based program as defined by ESSA. In addition, this research evidence level allows schools to use school improvement funds to implement i-Ready.

The study, which examined assessment data from more than four million students during the 2016–17 academic year, found that students using i-Ready Instruction with fidelity experienced greater learning gains—39 percent gains for English language arts and 38 percent gains for mathematics—than students who did not use the program.

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