Suffolk Public Schools: Putting Practices in Place for Sustained Student Growth

Suffolk, VA

Virginia District Looks at Learning from Students’ Perspective

Education leaders at Suffolk Public Schools (SPS) in Virginia wanted to double down on student achievement, so the district began to look at new and innovative ways to take its support of all students—as well as educators—to the next level. This included finding a new formative assessment to inform teaching and learning. After a successful pilot program, SPS adopted i-Ready Assessment and Personalized Instruction.


“i-Ready has a been a big piece of the puzzle for us, but we would not be where we are—or poised for where we are headed—without our administrators, teachers, and parents. It’s a collaborative effort all around.” Dr. John B. Gordon III, Superintendent