Tacoma Public Schools Selects Curriculum Associates' i-Ready® as its New Student Assessment for Grades K–10

Tacoma Public Schools gives Curriculum Associates' i-Ready nearly a perfect score for its student assessment program

North Billerica, MA, April 14, 2016

After a rigorous evaluation, Tacoma Public Schools in Washington State chose Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Diagnostic as its new student assessment system for grades K–10. The three-month-long review process involved a written submission and formal presentation that was evaluated by members of the Tacoma District Student Assessment System team. Several companies were considered, however the team gave Curriculum Associates the highest score, 94.68 out of 100 possible points.

“This recognition testifies to the high level of rich data i-Ready provides students, teachers, and parents as they work to improve learning outcomes and ensure students are prepared for college and professional life,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Our adaptive technology provides a window into students' strengths and weaknesses in order to support teachers in helping all students progress academically.”

Built to meet the Common Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic for Math and Reading is an adaptive diagnostic for grades K–12 that pinpoints student instructional needs down to the sub-skill level and it is proven to predict student performance on Smarter Balanced tests. i-Ready provides ongoing progress monitoring for students and user-friendly reports for administrators, teachers and parents. The i-Ready Diagnostic also generates downloadable teacher-led lessons at grades K–8 that are unique to each student's diagnostic result, creating easy-to-understand individualized instructional plans that truly differentiate instruction.

Curriculum Associates also offers i-Ready Instruction for Math and Reading for grades K–8. When i-Ready Instruction is paired with i-Ready Diagnostic, students are automatically placed into instructional activities customized to their needs at the domain and sub-skill level based on their assessment results.

To learn more about i-Ready, visit www.i-Ready.com/Empower.

Built to address the rigor of the new standards, i-Ready helps students make real gains. i-Ready collects a broad spectrum of rich data on student abilities that identifies areas where a student is struggling, measures growth across a student's career, supports teacher-led differentiated instruction, and provides a personalized instructional path within a single online solution.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned 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. 


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