Built for the Common Core
i-Ready is built for the Common Core because aligned isn't good enough
What are Common Core State Standards?

Here comes the Common Core. And with it comes higher expectations and increased rigor. For reading, this includes more complex texts, including both informational and literary texts, as well as close reading and thoughtful use of textual evidence. In mathematics, there is an increased demand for balance between conceptual understanding (why), procedural fluency (how), and application (when).

Student taking a Common Core test with headphones The CCSS do not represent a prescribed curriculum, but rather a framework within which educators can help students master key skills and become college- and career-ready. With so many changes happening all at once—including topics and standards shifting from one grade level to another—even historically on-level students will likely struggle, and educators will be hard-pressed to meet these demands without appropriate instructional support.

i-Ready® – Built for the Common Core

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction was built for the Common Core. It provides the data-driven insights that classroom teachers and school and district administrators need to determine exactly where to focus their instructional time to ensure all students are on track to meet these more rigorous expectations and to succeed on the accompanying assessments.

Student taking i-Ready Diagnostic test
Why i-Ready?
  • Assessment and instruction reflect the increased rigor of the Common Core

  • Detailed, easy-to-read reports help educators understand what each student “Can Do” and the “Next Steps” to inform instruction

  • Student and teacher-led instruction make connections among multiple standards within and across grade levels

  • Progress monitoring assessments and lesson quizzes give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate skill mastery

  • Mobile access provides targeted skill development in the areas of reading and mathematics
i-Ready Diagnostic Level 12 Reading item
Reading
  • The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main Common Core domains: Phonics, Phonological Awareness, High-Frequency Words, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Literature, and Comprehension of Informational Text

  • Diagnostic includes multimedia paired passages in which students are asked to synthesize ideas from multiple sources

  • Assessment and instruction are offered for both reading comprehension of informational and literary texts

  • Online lessons provide explicit instruction on key skills across all domains, including close reading of authentic text

  • Engaging, animated characters model close reading and finding evidence within text
i-Ready Diagnostic Level 7 Mathematics item
Mathematics
  • The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main Common Core domains: Number and Operations, Algebra and Algebraic Thinking, Measurement and Data, and Geometry

  • Diagnostic questions include new technology-enhanced items

  • Assessment and instruction emphasize conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency and reflect Common Core’s focus on rigor, relevance, and coherence

  • Tasks draw on multiple standards to ensure students are making important connections between math concepts

  • Content builds across grades and major topics are linked within grades
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