UTAH EARLY INTERACTIVE READING SOFTWARE GRANT
Results from the ESSA Level 2 2019 study, Utah’s Early Intervention Reading Software, conducted by the Evaluation and Training Institute for the Utah State Board of Education
Across all grades, a higher percentage of at-risk students using i-Ready ended the year At or Above benchmark compared to their control group peers. At-risk students using i-Ready demonstrated the largest shift toward performing At or Above benchmark by the end of the year for kindergarten (+24 percent), first grade (+12 percent), and third grade (+6 percent) when compared to other reading software programs. Read more about the research study here.
In 2018, a customer satisfaction survey was distributed to educators across 70 Utah schools currently serving 22,229 students. i-Ready was rated 4.7 out of 5 stars.
“The personalized approach to reading and math aligned to the core standards is an excellent form of differentiated instruction. i‑Ready represents a balanced approach in both reading and math, with skills practice in the foundational and computational skills as well as application practice in the rest of the standards.”
—Dr. Kathleen Einhorn, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Park City School District
“With i‑Ready, students work on their academic level. It is predictive of end-of-level performance. The program reports help to prescribe needed instruction. It also provides easy-to-follow lesson plans for additional instruction. Our school is showing exemplary progress among schools of like demographics. We were selected as a National Title I Distinguished School for 2017.”
—Jill Franklin, Principal, Provo City School District
“[i-Ready] gives us accurate data on how students are performing on specific standards, what they know, and what the next steps for instruction are. i‑Ready allows us to personalize each student's learning as well as provides a teacher-friendly platform.”
—Angela Gronewald, Instructional Coach, Ogden City School District
“[i-Ready] helps us to not wait until SAGE to ensure that all students K–6 are proficient and making progress . . . Other programs that we have seen just do not have the teacher-friendly reports and supports that i-Ready gives us.”
—KymBerlyn Farrugia, Federal Programs Coordinator, Murray City School District