Quick Start Guide

For a printer-friendly version of this guidance, please click here.

1. Adjust management settings in i-Ready (account-level administrators only).

(As needed) Ensure that all students have access to Personalized Instruction and Learning Games (recommended for Grades K–5), and consider postponing or cancelling planned assessments until schools are back in session. Click here for step-by-step directions.

2. Define student learning activities.

  • Develop a plan for how students will use i-Ready to learn remotely using a combination of digital and offline resources.
  • Document your plan and include suggested timing for each activity. For more detailed guidance and a template to help you plan, click here.
  • Extend the learning from online lessons with printable materials that students can work on independently. You can use the Printable At-Home Activity Packs and Additional Resources, available on i-Ready.com/AtHome, to complement students’ work on online lessons.
    • To select which resources to use, you can reference Alignment Documents for Mathematics and Reading, which link the concepts and student materials within the printable resources to the aligned i-Ready online lessons.

3. Prepare students to access i-Ready remotely.

Ensure that students are familiar with logging in to i-Ready, can navigate their student dashboards, and understand what learning activities they will be expected to complete.

For a PowerPoint® presentation you can use to familiarize your students with Personalized Instruction, particularly if they haven't used it before, click here or search for “get students ready” on i‑Ready Central®.

4. Share plans with families.

Provide families with the information and tools they need to support their students' remote learning with i-Ready. For communication materials you can use, click here.

5. Develop monitoring plan.

Plan to monitor students’ i-Ready activities while they are working remotely so you can make adjustments as needed. This will also help inform instruction once they return to school. For more information, click here.

6. Make adjustments for when schools are back in session.

Don’t forget to reschedule Diagnostics or other assessments and/or revert student access settings, as needed, once students and teachers are back in the classroom. Click here for step-by-step directions.

PowerPoint® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.