Our school has purchased a program called i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction, which will provide our students with an innovative diagnostic assessment as well as engaging instruction. The focus of this online program is reading and math. i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction helps teachers to effectively assess their students and then provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.

Created by a team of assessment, curriculum, and technology professionals at Curriculum Associates, i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction assesses and teaches the following skill areas:

Reading                                                                 Math

• Phonological Awareness                                • Number and Operations

• Phonics                                                          • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking

• High-Frequency Words                                  • Measurement and Data

• Vocabulary                                                     • Geometry

• Comprehension

i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction begins by giving students an adaptive assessment in reading or math. An adaptive assessment is a test that automatically adjusts the difficulty of the questions according to each student’s performance in order to determine his or her abilities in reading or math. Once your child completes the test, he or she will be assigned online instruction to support his/her progress in mastering each skill for homework twice a week.

The online instruction is designed to be both challenging and engaging. i-Ready delivers instruction using engaging, contemporary animation; the lessons are also interactive. The result is an experience that attracts and holds your child’s interest while also teaching important skills and concepts. These lessons are proven to help students grow academically.

In addition, i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction supports the teachers and administrators at your child’s school. The program provides a series of comprehensive reports designed to make classroom instruction more effective. These reports include data about student performance as well as detailed teaching suggestions. They help educators make informed decisions about the instruction that is right for your child.

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office or your child’s teacher. For more information on i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction, please visit the Curriculum Associates website at http://www.CurriculumAssociates.com. Thank you for your ongoing support.


From the i-Ready Website:

i-Ready offers an adaptive diagnostic, and both teacher-led and individualized online instruction for a complete blended learning solution. It’s all you need to drive student success in reading and math for grades K–12.