New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds
Schools can use Title I funding to implement evidence-based online program proven to drive significantly greater learning gains
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 21, 2018—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. Research confirms what educators know about i-Ready: students who use the program experience significant improvements in their English language arts and mathematics performance.