IDEA Funding

Support Public Education for All Students

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorizes funding for districts and schools to provide for early intervention, academic support, and special education programs, including schoolwide Response to Intervention (RTI). Our solutions give educators the tools to make data-driven decisions, monitor progress, differentiate instruction, and support intervention.

Programs Aligned with IDEA

BRIGANCE inventories, screens, and O.M.S.


BRIGANCE has been trusted by special educators for more than 35 years to help address a broad range of student needs. The newest BRIGANCE Special Education family of products reflects IDEA requirements as well as the College and Career Readiness Standards and other state standards—it’s all educators need to serve their students in the best way possible. The BRIGANCE Special Education family of products has been officially endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).

We also offer BRIGANCE Early Childhood developmental screens and inventories to help educators identify potential delays and giftedness, support referrals for services, and plan individualized instruction.

i-Ready student dashboard.

i-Ready Assessment and Personalized Instruction

The program’s assessments, data analysis, suite of reports, online learning, and embedded instructional resources all support educators in providing each student the instruction they need.

i-Ready Assessment includes the valid and reliable adaptive i-Ready Diagnostic and progress monitoring components that support a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), such as RTI. Since the program’s release in 2011, many states have reviewed and approved i-Ready as an assessment, screener, instructional resource, or intervention tool.

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) evaluated i-Ready Diagnostic as an RTI Academic Screening Tool and as an RTI Academic Progress Monitoring Tool. i-Ready for Mathematics and Reading (Grades 3–8) both received the highest designation in each category for classification accuracy, reliability, and validity.

i-Ready Assessment also combines the power of the i-Ready Diagnostic with a one-on-one, task-based system to screen for potential risk factors for dyslexia. This approach supports reading intervention for students when it is most needed.


Explore Success Stories

Hear from educators as they describe how they came to decide on and implement Ready and i-Ready in communities across the country.

Contact Us for Grant Support

Applying for funding to implement a Curriculum Associates program? The Grants team is here to assist you with:

  • Product Narrative: We can supply sample language describing our product and services for your application.
  • Customized Grant Toolkit: For selected funding opportunities, we can provide sample product narrative customized to the specific grant.
  • Grant Review: For select proposals, we can review your narrative with our product information and offer feedback on how the content aligns with the grant requirements/priorities.