To rectify opportunity gaps and prepare students for future success, educators and curriculum providers must ensure all students have access to grade-level content.
Given the uncertainty and new challenges the 2020–2021 school year brings, the need to provide all students with access to grade-level learning is more critical than ever. Heightened concerns about unfinished learning may mean that educators focus on differentiated instruction at the expense of grade-level instruction.
At Curriculum Associates, we have enhanced our existing program offerings to support educators in providing access to grade-level instruction.
Getting students to grade level requires knowledge of students’ existing skills and a deep understanding of any unfinished learning. The Prerequisites report uses data from the i-Ready Diagnostic to help teachers understand which skills are essential to ensuring success with the grade-level content they are about to teach.
New for the 2020–2021 school year, Curriculum Associates is launching a new resource called Tools for Scaffolding Comprehension. These tools allow educators to select a desired grade-level outcome and identify the priority skills and resources students need to access and engage with the grade-level material in the next lesson or unit.