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How Ready is making a difference

In states where proficiency rates plunged in the face of challenging new requirements for college and career readiness, many that used Ready actually saw marked improvement in their percentile rankings.
P.S. 20 sees double-digit growth
P.S. 20 sees double-digit growth
Principal Lee was concerned when he compared his school's Math and ELA scores to their Science scores. “Students scoring Level 4 in Science were scoring as low as Level 1 in other subjects. I knew I needed to find curricular resources that would both help my teachers master the standards, and elevate the curriculum to set our students up for success.” His network of principals recommended Ready.
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Rankings skyrocket for middle school
Rankings skyrocket for middle school
Principal Jackson realized that her teachers “were teaching the tasks in the units provided by the district, but they really weren't teaching the standards.” They needed a product that had explicit Common Core instruction. That is what led them to Ready.
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Sullivan West's ELA rankings soar
Sullivan West's ELA rankings soar
Principal McLaughlin knew there was a lot to accomplish before the Common Core-based state assessments. “We needed to have curriculum aligned to the Common Core, balance informational and literary texts, increase the reading complexity, focus on close reading, and increase expository writing.” The Ready program was their solution.
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Focus on implementation leads to results
Focus on implementation leads to results
“We needed a resource that would plug the holes in our existing curriculum in both Math and ELA. Using Ready, students could take the books home and parents could see what students were working on in class, strengthening the home-to-school connection.”
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High ELL population school achieves 20-point gains
High ELL population school achieves 20-point gains
According to Principal Cindy Burgos, most of her students walk into the school not knowing any English. In order to meet the new demands of the Common Core and the school's diverse student body, Ready was used for specific skill instruction in intervention settings. The school achieved incredible results with Ready as a partner.
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