NYSED Names Approved Measure of Student Growth

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Reading and Math for Grades 9-12 has been approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a measure of student achievement or growth. As a result, i-Ready Diagnostic will subsequently contribute to teachers’ and principals’ annual performance appraisals per the state’s teacher evaluation requirements.

i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades 9-12, as well as the previously-approved i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K-8, is on the List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations. A statewide BOCES contract makes a portion of local districts’ purchases of i-Ready Diagnostic eligible for state aid reimbursement.

This August, Curriculum Associates expanded its diagnostic assessment to include Grades 9-12 for both reading and math. With the expansion into high school, i-Ready Diagnostic provides educators with a single measure to track student growth over time and throughout a student’s K–12 career.

The assessment items feature an extensive use of compare and contrast, as well as multimedia items to reflect the increased rigor of the Common Core standards at the high school level.

Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines assessment and personalized instruction into a single online product.

The adaptive diagnostic pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level and generates a combination of online instruction and downloadable teacher-led lessons based on each student’s diagnostic result.

i-Ready was recently named the winner in the Best Student Assessment Solution category of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.