Your Solution to HB 4545

ThinkUp! and i-Ready: Accelerated Learning Made Easy

We are incredibly excited to announce that Mentoring Minds has joined with Curriculum Associates. Together, we’re building a best-in-class solution that combines ThinkUp! Standards Mastery System with i‑Ready, just in time to meet the needs of HB 4545.

Fast-Tracking Student Success with Accelerated Learning

Texas House Bill 4545, effective June 16, 2021, establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®).

Does your assessment have the connected instruction, individual educational plan support, and supplemental instruction options you need to meet the new requirements? i-Ready’s seamless integration of assessment data and instruction means your teachers, students, and districts benefit from:

  • Direct links from the i-Ready data dashboard to K–8 instructional resources
  • A strong correlation between i-Ready Diagnostic and STAAR
  • Easy-to-read, intuitive reports
  • Optional Teacher Toolbox digital resources to support TEKS-aligned instruction and differentiation, including Spanish-language versions of all mathematics student materials
  • The new Assessment of Spanish Reading, an authentic Spanish reading language arts assessment that captures on-grade level reading performance and connects that insight to high-quality instructional resources
  • ThinkUp! Curriculum—ThinkUp! Math, ELAR, and Science equip educators with resources that can accommodate all learners with TEKS-aligned content

Your New Best-in-Class Learning Solution

Learn how i-Ready and ThinkUp! are coming together to support Texas classrooms.

ThinkUp with i-Ready Texas

i-Ready Diagnostic

Adaptive Assessment That Dives Deep

i‑Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment designed to provide teachers with actionable insight into student needs. It offers a complete picture of student performance and growth, eliminating the need for multiple, redundant tests. By adapting to student responses and assessing a broad range of skills—including skills above and below a student’s chronological grade—the i‑Ready Diagnostic pinpoints student ability level, identifies the specific skills students need to learn to accelerate their growth, and charts a personalized learning path for each student.


i-Ready Standards Mastery

Assess Student Performance and Progress All Year

i‑Ready Standards Mastery provides flexible assessments designed to measure specific grade-level standards. Built to map to your scope and sequence, Standards Mastery allows educators to quickly identify when reteaching or remediation is needed as standards are covered across the year. The program’s intuitive reports visualize student performance on recently taught material and highlight misconceptions that may prevent students from making progress.


Teacher Toolbox

Differentiate Instruction with Teacher Toolbox for Texas

Teacher Toolbox for Texas was designed to support differentiated instruction by giving teachers quick access to materials aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for students performing on, below, and above grade level. Teacher Toolbox for Texas is a digital collection from which teachers can draw relevant, TEKS-based resources to introduce or reteach concepts or help students learn prerequisite skills from earlier grades



TEKS-aligned instruction infused with critical thinking

ThinkUp! is a dynamic curriculum and proven instructional path built upon a foundation of critical thinking. By fostering a culture of critical thinking, ThinkUp! helps students and educators understand problems, discover solutions, and take ownership of their education—resulting in mastery of TEKS concepts and improved performance.

  • ThinkUp! Math 1–8 | Spanish 1–5
  • ThinkUp! ELAR 1–8 | Spanish 1–5
  • ThinkUp! Science 3–8 | Spanish 3–5

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