NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 17, 2015—The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has recently selected Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for reading and math as an approved Assessment for Use with Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and as an approved Supplemental Assessment with Corresponding Growth Models for grades K–12. As a result of this approval, districts and BOCES throughout New York can use the program as part of teachers’ and principals’ annual performance appraisals per the state’s teacher evaluation requirements.
The complete list of approved student assessments, including i-Ready Diagnostic for reading and math for grades K–12, is available on the NYSED website at: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/assessments/approved-list-3012-d.html. All approved assessments underwent a very strict and thorough review process, and were deemed to demonstrate an exemplary standard of rigor, validity, and reliability, as well as the ability to measure one year’s expected growth for individual students and provide differentiated student-level results.
“We’re pleased to bring this comprehensive teaching and learning program aligned to the New York standards to students throughout the state,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “The approval by NYSED signifies the power of i-Ready Diagnostic technology in delivering differentiated instruction, improving outcomes, and providing an accurate measure of student growth.”
i-Ready combines a valid and reliable measure and personalized instruction in a single online product. The adaptive diagnostic for grades K–12 pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level and generates a combination of online instruction for grades K–8 and downloadable teacher-led lessons that are unique to each student's diagnostic result, in addition to providing targeted skill instruction support through mobile apps. These individualized instructional plans are easy to understand, differentiate instruction, and support a blended learning solution.
To learn more about i-Ready, visit www.i-Ready.com.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.