One of the most frequent questions we get about i‑Ready is, “What does success look like in real schools and classrooms?” A successful i‑Ready implementation is one in which the classroom teacher is at the center. She is making instructional decisions based on her own knowledge of her students and is supported by insightful i‑Ready Assessment data that is a complement to her instincts, not a replacement. She is taking advantage of the wide range of instructional tools that are part of the i‑Ready suite to reach every one of her students—individually, in small groups, or as part of her whole class instruction.
But making time for i‑Ready during the busy school day while remaining focused on what matters is not always intuitive. Below, we share some tips and advice for ensuring you are ready for success with i‑Ready.
From our work with thousands of teachers, we have learned that focusing on the following key actions helps unlock i‑Ready’s full potential to help teachers meet each student’s unique needs.
Key milestones mark an i‑Ready year, starting with the very first Diagnostic. Beyond being “just another test,” this first Diagnostic assists teachers in charting a course for their instruction and drives personalized i‑Ready Online Instruction paths for each student. A mid-year and end-of-year Diagnostic helps students and teachers measure growth and have constructive data chats about progress and goals. Teacher-led and online instruction continue throughout the year, addressing class and individual needs, while i‑Ready Standards Mastery helps teachers determine readiness for state assessments and gives them tools to correct common misconceptions of key topics. Teachers and administrators get support all year long from the i‑Ready team to continue on their path toward success for all students!