Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 10, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ award-winning online program, i-Ready Diagnostic, was named an approved assessment in four categories by the Ohio Department of Education. i-Ready Diagnostic is part of the i-Ready online diagnostic and instructional program, which has over 5.5 million users nationwide.

In its request for qualifications, the Ohio Department of Education “sought vendors with assessment tools that can fulfill multiple purposes to assist districts in selecting tools that will maximize their use of time and resources, and provide high educational value,” according to its website. Assessments had to meet the minimum criteria in the RFQ in order to be approved for use.

i-Ready was approved for use in four categories:

· Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s Diagnostic Assessments for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee

· Teacher and Principal Evaluation: Qualifications for Student Assessments to be Used by Ohio Districts for a Portion of Teachers’ and Principals’ Evaluations (K–3 ELA; K–3 Math)

· Prescreening and Identification for Students Who Are Gifted in Specific Academic Ability

· Alternative Standardized Assessment for Third Grade Reading

“The i-Ready Diagnostic is designed to streamline assessment and give teachers more time to teach,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We are proud to support Ohio educators with this tool, helping them identify students’ needs and individualize instruction.”

For more information from the Ohio Department of Education about the approved assessments, visit: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Common-Application-for-Requests-for-Qualifications.

Built to address the rigor of the new standards, i-Ready’s mathematics and English language arts programs help students make real gains. i-Ready collects a broad spectrum of rich data on student abilities that identifies areas where a student is struggling, measures growth across a student’s career, supports teacher-led differentiated instruction, and provides a personalized instructional path within a single online solution.

i-Ready is currently being used by over 15 percent of all K–8 students nationwide across all 50 states. To learn more about i-Ready, visit i-Ready.com/Empower.

Founded in 1969, 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.