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i-Ready Customer Reviews

Here’s what real educators say about using i‑Ready.

"Lessons Provide Scaffolding"

"The online lessons provide scaffolding for students to access high-interest, interactive text, supporting the teacher's efforts of reading comprehension skill practice."

—Middle School Teacher

 

"Close Gaps in Learning"

"This program integrates several things into one . . . standards assessment, progress monitoring, and pathways for our students to close gaps in learning."

—Middle School Teacher

"Interesting for the Kids"

"Very user friendly. Interesting for the kids. Easy to see skills mastered and skills that need improvement. Suggested activities and next steps are great too!"

—Elementary School Teacher

"Helps Improve Student Growth"

"Working with i-Ready helps improve student growth. It also provides loads of info for me as a teacher as to where each child needs help."

—Elementary School Teacher

"Identifies my Students' Weaknesses"

"The Diagnostic assessment identifies my students' weaknesses and teaches and reteaches the skills necessary [for mastery]."

—School Administrator

 

"Scaffolding for Struggling Students"

"The scaffolding for struggling students—it takes them [from] where they are and moves them up. This is difficult in a classroom."

—Kindergarten Teacher

 

"Easily Accessible In-Person and Virtually"

"I love that [i-Ready] is easily accessible whether teaching from in the classroom or virtually. Each concept builds on the next. It also develops concepts as students' progress. I enjoy that the homework books are very similar to what is taught in class, that way students see some familiarity and take responsibility for their learning. Finally, I enjoy the learning pathways available to students to work at their own abilities with read aloud capabilities...it's awesome!!!"

—Teacher, New Jersey

 

"Fills in Gaps in Learning"

i-Ready fills gaps that would be nearly impossible for the teacher to fill.  I have students who tested at beginning kindergarten level to middle 3rd grade.  While I do my best to fill in gaps for the major standards, i-Ready helps fill in the rest. 

—Teacher, California

 

"Aligns with State Grade Level Equivalents"

i-Ready aligns well with our state grade level equivalents and it meets our learners where they are. It also steadily advances them when proficiency is slow and will alert us when a student is struggling. There are also plenty of resources in the Teacher's Tool Kit for additional support and practice. 

—Teacher, Michigan

 

"My students Love i-Ready"

"My students love i-Ready. They are engaged and look forward to center time each day because of the activities. Once my students take the Diagnostic, I am able to use the results to group them and there are lessons tailored to their needs."

—First Grade Teacher

 

"Unmatched Diagnostic Power"

The depth of i-Ready's diagnostic offers more information than any other diagnostic/universal screener we have ever used.

District Level Administrator, Tennessee

 

"Easy to Use, Student Friendly, and Accessible"

The program is easy to use. It is student friendly, and the data is easily accessible to teachers to help them make data-driven instructional decisions.

District Level Admin, Arkansas

 

"Low Prep and Fun"

It is a fun way to support classroom learning.  It is also low prep or no prep.  So when we have no time to pull something together, i-Ready can always be turned to.

—Teacher, New York

 

"A More Complete Understanding of Your Students’ Needs"

"I believe [i-Ready] is a great program that helps us close gaps in learning much faster than we can on our own and at the same time helps with classroom management while differentiating instruction. I have already recommended it to many teachers. The more I learn about the program, the more I like it. I am looking to increase my knowledge of the math options including the learning games as well as the reading options I haven't tried yet and the writing. Each year I have used the program I have increased the benefits to my students by personalizing their education to a higher degree, and I intend to keep doing so until I get a handle on the program's full potential. Finally, I believe it helps us develop a slightly more complete understanding of where our students are at a much faster pace than we can on our own. I sometimes wouldn't learn some of this information until March or April in the past. Now I can have it within the first 9 weeks of school."

—Teacher, North Dakota

 

"Unmatched Ease and Quality"

The ease of the program and the quality data is unmatched. We also value the standards mastery assessments and the personalized instruction. We have seen significant growth in many of our students.

District Administrator, Indiana

 

"Nice Baseline Assessment"

Gives a nice baseline assessment of the student's skills and a place to start interventions or enrichment. Teacher assigned lessons and student adaptive lessons are great to help fill gaps or enhance student learning.

—Teacher, Plymouth Joint SD

 

"Access to Many Instructional Materials"

I love having access to so many instructional materials at varied levels, and options for students to work independently or in small groups with me.

—School Level Administrator, New York

 

"Meets Students at Their Levels"

I love how [i-Ready] meets the students at their levels. I also appreciate how it goes through teaching, then modeling, then assessing their knowledge. The token system works well, students are so happy to use the coins they worked so hard for. This system also ensures educators know what skills to focus on, while providing the tools needed to meet the standard. 

—Teacher, Warrensville Heights City SD

 

"Differentiated Lessons Without Extra Work"

I find that my students really love to do i-Ready lessons. They are super targeted and help me achieve differentiated lessons without a whole lot of extra work on my part. If I had these around when I was a student, I would've been in love. The students are very motivated and engaged by the characters. 

—Teacher, Illinois

 

"Addresses Learning Loss"

Most of my students have made close to two year's growth this year using i-Ready.  As a teacher I was worried about learning loss from last year with online learning. Students came into my class two to three years lower than they should have been.  But with doing i-Ready for 20 mins. almost daily, we have mostly caught up to where we should be and many students have achieved a level beyond their grade level. 

—Teacher, Temecula Valley USD

 

“Data-Driven Instruction and Intervention"

I love the data. The teachers and the students discuss i-Ready data from lessons passed, to time on task, and typical growth goals. Students are more accountable for their learning and teachers are able to have conversations with parents and students about academic strengths and weaknesses and goals to grow. The resources for filling gaps is great and I love that I can pull the data for intervention and RTI opportunities to meet the students where they need to be and build on foundations to get them where they need to go. 

—Teacher, North Dakota

 

"Everything you need for Acceleration and Remediation is at Your Fingertips."

i-Ready is an amazing resource.  Everything you need for acceleration and remediation is at your fingertips.

—School Level Administrator, Louisiana

"Help for Any Student at Any Level"

i-Ready can be geared to any student at any level, which is one of the best ways a student can actually learn and grow!

—Teacher, Wyoming

 

"Fantastic PD and Ongoing Support"

Great set up, fantastic PD and ongoing support, very useful data. 

School Level Administrator, Georgia

 

"Handy and Easy to Use Tool with Great Customer Service"

It's a great platform.  The tie in of instructional lessons to the diagnostic assessment is a very handy tool.  Customer service is great.  The platform is easy to use. 

School Level Administrator, Colorado

 

"Great Resources, Intuitive Platform, and Quick Customer Support Team"

The program has plenty of resources available to assist users. The customer support team is quick to respond and answer questions. Every time I called the issue was resolved. the i-Ready platform is intuitive and easy to access for students and teachers through Clever.

District Level Administrator, Virginia

 

"Great Materials to Help All Learners"

I love that the diagnostic is so specific, and the learning path is reactive to the students' needs. I also love the materials in the toolbox. I teach special education and usually have to find resources or create them.

—Teacher, Vermont

 

“Official Five-Star Review"

“Last year we started using the i-Ready and Ready products, [and] the support and quality of the products was great. The support and technology staff understood the elements of good instruction and cared about our school as a whole. We went from a C accountability rating to an A accountability rating. We had aligned, rigorous, and detailed support materials that assisted teachers in their transition in teaching the standards. We now have a K–8 initiative for Ready and i Ready supplemental products and the professional development has been outstanding. I rarely endorse products openly, but if you have any doubt about investing in Ready, this is an official five-star review.”

—Cherie L., Principal, Mississippi

 

"An Instructional Guide for New Teachers"

It is great for new teachers, because it scripts the lessons and ensures that higher-order thinking questions are asked.  It guides a teacher to implement multiple ways to use manipulatives and practice concepts with hands-on activities.  I like that I can see what specific skills students need and the resources that  guide me towards proficiency. The learning path is great and teachers can re-assign lessons when students struggle with specific skills. 

—Teacher, Mississippi

 

"Couldn't Be Happier"

"We just implemented i-Ready this year and couldn't be happier. Any time I have a question, there is always someone to help me through my issue. The program is very user friendly and our students have jumped in and done a great job. One quarter down and we have had a great experience. We are looking forward to all the rich data we will be collecting."

—District Administrator

 

"i-Ready is a Must Have!"

i-Ready has been a great program. I enjoy the challenge my students receive from the deep thinking and questioning. The assessments are great when preparing for standardized tests and require students to critically think. The tutorial videos are great and the students love them! Students enjoy the online component that i-Ready provides. i-Ready is a must have!”

—Whitney L., Teacher, Indiana

 

"Extremely Accurate"

"The Diagnostic is extremely accurate, and I am able to form remediation, enrichment, and study groups with the data that is provided. The Diagnostic also breaks the student's score down into specific skill categories, which allows me to tailor instruction to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, I can tailor my instruction using the Teacher Toolbox. i-Ready has changed how I educate my students, and it has been a fantastic resource."

—School Administrator

 

"i-Ready is a Teacher Must-Have!"

"i-Ready is a teacher must-have! As a teacher and mom I love that i-Ready is able to focus in on the needs of a child so their instruction on and offline is appropriate and targeted. I communicate with my daughters’ teachers weekly to make sure they are given assignments that will be beneficial to them to work on at home/school. I am a huge cheerleader for i-Ready, and I can’t wait to see more improvements."

—Third Grade Teacher

"See a Full Range of My Students' Abilities"

"[i-Ready] allows me to see a full range of my students' abilities and watch them grow throughout the course of the year, which helps me understand where they need extra help and how I can provide that assistance. Thus far, I have enjoyed using i-Ready to help guide me in my planning so I can meet students where their needs are. I have used it for instructional lessons as well as groupings and data for parents. It has been helpful."

—Middle School Teacher

“A Remarkable Predictor Of Your Students' Success"

“I have been very impressed with the i-Ready program. It is a wonderful review tool. It is also autonomous and can detect with great precision where my students are academically. One of the most important aspects of this program is its ability to precisely diagnose my children's specific skills needs and continue to assign these skills to that particular student. Finally, there has been a great correlation between my students’ i-Ready Scale Scores on the Diagnostic test and their Math scores on the [Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)]. If one of my students reaches a scale score of 500 or above on the Diagnostic test, I can be assured with a 98% probability that this student will score a 5 on the FSA. That's a remarkable predictor of your students' success, and [it] can help you sleep a little better on the night before the FSA.”

—Philippe G., Teacher, Florida

 

"I Like The Way That The Reports Show Placement"

“I like the way that the reports show placement in various strands of language arts and support how we can best group our students, including how we can best serve them.”

—Davina S., Teacher, California

 

"True Assessment of Where the Student Is"

"It’s important to me that i-Ready adjusts itself to each child’s individual needs. I also feel that the Diagnostics are a true assessment of where the student is."

—School Administrator

 

"Workable Data Instantly"

“It generates workable data instantly that I can use to better help my students. . . . There is material available on all levels at my fingertips without searching all over everywhere for quality that matches student needs.”

—Third Grade Teacher

 

"Scores Align Very Closely"

"The teachers I have spoken to in upper grades really love the i-Ready assessments and tools. They state the scores align very closely to how the students perform on the [state assessment]!"

—Elementary School Teacher

 

"Students Enjoy Working on the Program"

"The feedback to students and the data provided to students is very helpful. Students enjoy working on the program. As an administrator, I like that the students are corrected before they go on. I also like the reports that can be generated."

—School Administrator

 

"In Line With Our Curriculum"

"We started i-Ready last year, and the kids have loved the computer lessons, the beginning videos for each lesson, and I love it as a K–1 teacher! It has helped our school district become in line with our math curriculum. This will benefit our kids for years to come."

—Elementary School Teacher

 

“Wonderful Success With This Program With All Students"

“We have used i-Ready for the last two years and have had wonderful success with this program with all students. Teachers keep incentive charts and the students log their 45 weekly minutes. They love to see that they have success every week for meeting their time, and the charts are a huge motivator. Teachers review the weekly lessons and scores with students and talk about what they have learned and what their next steps will be. Our teachers are using the [Teacher] Toolbox standards-based lessons for their Tier 2 students in small group rotations, and they love the scaffolds provided within the lessons. We are seeing growth with most of our students due to the small group rotations and guided practice. Our ELL students love the small group lessons because they are able to work through lessons with the teachers and the support is powerful. We are also using the targeted lessons with our Tier 3 students and seeing a huge boost in student confidence as they receive this one-on-one or small group instruction. Students are gaining skills in areas that they have struggled in for years, and this is a huge motivational factor because they now feel as if they have accomplished something and are able to feel proud of what they can do. When used with fidelity, we are seeing students track their progress, note their success and improvements, take pride in their growth, and students know that if they work hard, there can be a huge payoff.”

—Sheila S., Reading Literacy Coach, Florida

 

“Target Individual Instruction”

“I like how specific the report is. It helps me target individual instruction both on the computer and using other resources.”

—Marianne M., Teacher, California

 

“Super Easy for Administrators”

i-Ready is super easy for administrators. You don’t need a lot of technical skills to oversee this program.”

—Michele H., Curriculum Director, Missouri

 
 

"Bit By The i-Ready Bug”

“My students really enjoy doing the lessons, especially my students this year. I say that they got bit by the i-Ready bug.”

—Amy H., Teacher, Arizona

 

"Easy to Use"

"Easy to use, and the lessons are taught in easy-to-understand language for students."

—Third Grade Teacher

 

"Such A Positive Impact"

i-Ready has made such a positive impact on our school site. Students have found a love for the program and get excited to use it. I can’t say the same for other programs out there.”

—Tara R., Math Coach, Florida

 

"Excellent Progress… Great Growth"

“Students enjoy the program and have made excellent progress. Students who worked on i-Ready during summer school made great growth and were much better prepared to enter the next grade level.”

—Stephanie H., Teacher, Arizona

 

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