Salem, OR, September 24, 2015
The Oregon State Board of Education announced that it has approved the adoption of Curriculum Associates' Ready and i-Ready Common Core Mathematics program for use in K–5 classrooms across the state of Oregon. Built for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the program received a perfect evaluation score during the Oregon Instructional Materials Evaluation Process conducted by the Oregon Department of Education. According to the department, the product received this score based on its alignment to the Oregon Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
During the reviews for both grades K–2 and grades 3–5 materials, Ready and i-Ready Common Core Mathematics received a perfect score, earning 66 out of 66 points and scoring 100% on all evaluation criteria. The program was rated as ‘Exemplary’ on alignment to the CCSS in both Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practices. The program was additionally rated as ‘Exemplifying Quality’ in all four review sections.
“Ready and i-Ready Common Core Mathematics' unique blended approach provides teachers with the rich data needed to individualize instruction, improve learning outcomes, and ensure students are college and career ready,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “As a privately-held publisher, we remain laser-focused on our mission to improve classrooms for all. After years of hard work and continuous improvement, I'm proud our team is delivering materials deserving of this perfect rating.”
Built from scratch by strictly following the Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards, Ready Common Core Mathematics emphasizes conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explores the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The program uses a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model that balances conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the Common Core Math Standards.
Likewise, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable diagnostic measure and personalized instruction in a single online product. The adaptive diagnostic for grades K–12 pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level and generates a combination of online instruction and downloadable teacher-led lessons that are unique to each student's diagnostic result. The i-Ready/Ready individualized instructional plans are easy to understand, differentiate instruction, and support a blended learning solution.
“I had the privilege of exploring Ready and i-Ready as part of the Oregon Math Adoption. I was very impressed with your program and look forward to showing others what an amazing math curriculum your company has created,“ said Sarah Dalisky, Effective Learning Teacher, Salem-Keizer School District.
Diana Spillman, 5th Grade lead teacher at Millicoma Intermediate School in Coos Bay School District, said, “I was very impressed with the Ready/i-Ready math program including the depth of knowledge in the assessment and instruction. The reports and information that will immediately change and drive instruction are amazing!!!”
To learn more about Ready and i-Ready Common Core Mathematics, visit http://www.curriculumassociates.com.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research#45;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.