Ohio Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for the 2019–2020 School Year
Educators across the state can utilize the adaptive program for five separate assessment uses
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 14, 2019—The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for five separate assessment uses for the 2019–2020 school year. i-Ready Diagnostic is part of the award-winning i-Ready online diagnostic and instructional program, which has more than 6.7 million users nationwide.
ODE issued a Common Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to help districts strategically identify vendor assessments for multiple purposes. According to the ODE website, this unified process has strengthened its technical evaluation to ensure approved assessments are sound and appropriate measures.
The ODE approved i-Ready Diagnostic in the following five categories:
•Comparable Assessment to Ohio’s Diagnostic Assessments for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee
•Alternative Standardized Assessment for Third Grade Reading
•Teacher and Principal Evaluation for Grades K–3
•Identification of Gifted Students for Grades 2–8
•Prescreening of Gifted Students for Grades 2–8
“The ODE approvals, in addition to research showing that the program correlates strongly with Ohio’s State Tests, underscore the impact of i-Ready Diagnostic in the classroom,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Using this one assessment, Ohio educators can confidently streamline the assessment process, use data to personalize their instruction, and effectively meet the varied learning needs of their students.”
Thousands of educators across Ohio already use i-Ready Diagnostic to help raise achievement for more than 120,000 students. “Since the time we have incorporated i-Ready, our students have shown an increase in their performance and our teachers are thrilled,” said Superintendent Tom Yazvac of Springfield Local Schools in New Middleton, Ohio. “Student scores have clearly demonstrated that i-Ready works.”
For more information about the ODE approval, visit: i-Ready.com/OhioApprovals
i-Ready combines powerful assessments and rich insights with effective and engaging instruction in reading and mathematics to address students’ individual needs. It makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality by providing teachers with the tools needed to ensure all students are on the road to proficiency, while motivating students by providing them with their own personalized path to growth.
i-Ready is currently being used by more than 15 percent of all K–8 students nationwide across all 50 states. To learn more about i-Ready, visit i-Ready.com/Empower.
About Curriculum Associates
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.