i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Wins Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence

Online diagnostic and instruction program built for the Common Core State Standards

NORTH BILLERICA, MA, November 12, 2013—Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction was recently named a winner of the Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence (AOE) in the Best Upgrade category. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 150 entries, chose i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction as a winner based on its quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment, as well as its significant enhancements which has enabled it to offer the highest quality experience for educators and students.

“We are continually working to provide schools and districts with the most comprehensive diagnostic and instructional solutions to help drive student outcomes, especially in light of the rigor of the new Common Core State Standards,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “The recognition from this leading awards program not only reaffirms i-Ready's impact in helping students succeed, it acknowledges the dedication of our team in providing educators and students with the highest quality educational resources.”

The AOE program has been recognizing outstanding ed tech curriculum and hardware products for more than 30 years. With a solid reputation in the industry as a long-standing, high quality program, the AOE recognizes both the “best of the best” and creative new offerings that help educators in the business of teaching, training, and managing with technology. In addition to being given a rigorous test-drive by qualified educators in several rounds of judging, each entry—including i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction—was carefully screened by the Tech & Learning editorial team.

About i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is proven to help students make real gains. It combines a valid and reliable measure and personalized instruction into a single online product.

The adaptive Diagnostic 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, in addition to providing targeted skill instruction support through mobile apps. These individualized instructional plans are easy to understand, differentiate instruction and support a blending learning solution.

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction's recently added Progress Monitoring assessment tool for grades K–8 provides a global outcome measure for both reading and mathematics and allows educators to more quickly intervene in student instruction. The Progress Monitoring assessment measures growth on the same scale as the Diagnostic which means educators can see whether the student is on track to meet end-of-year expectations.

In addition to winning the Tech & Learning AOE, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction was also named the winner in the Best Student Assessment Solution category of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, which recognizes product excellence in the software and information industries.

For more information, please visit www.i-Ready.com/empower.

About Tech & Learning
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been—and continues to be—the leading resource for K–12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.com.

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. For company and product information, visit Curriculum Associates on the Web at http://www.CurriculumAssociates.com or call 800-225-0248.

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