Summer Learning with i-Ready

Many Needs, One Comprehensive Program

Disruptions during the school year make student summer learning needs increasingly complex. Whether your summer learning curriculum plans include addressing unfinished learning or learning loss, reinforcing grade-level concepts, or extending your current school year, i-Ready is aligned to Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding requirements and provides instructional tools to support remote or in-person summer learning programs that support all learners.

Student working on computer.

Designed to support grade-level access

Focus and Prioritize: Strategic reports and guidance help teachers address unfinished learning, strengthen critical prerequisite skills, and cover grade-level concepts.

Plan for Differentiated Instruction: Robust lessons are designed to address whole class, small group, and individual student needs.

Teacher and student working together.


Plan and Teach with Ease: Instructional resources include step-by-step guidance to support direct instruction by staff with varied teaching experience.

Provide Accessible Rigor: Teaching tips and support in every lesson help educators deliver rigorous instruction and differentiate with ease.

Student reading a book.

Engaging and Flexible

Promote Student-Owned Learning: i-Ready allows students to continue learning through explicit instruction and engaging games, even when a teacher can’t be present.

Balance Screen Time: Book-based instruction and printable resources ensure every student has access to content in any setting.

Support for Older, Striving Readers

Build Decoding Skills: Dr. Anita Archer’s Phonics for Reading is an effective and efficient intervention program that helps students in Grades 3–12 rapidly build skills and confidence before the start of the new school year.

Leverage Available Staff: The scripted, routine-based program is easy-to-follow and can be taught by a range of staff, including classroom teachers, tutors, paraprofessionals interventionists, and more. 

Resources for Summer Learning

Research: The Impact of i-Ready during Summer School

Students who used i-Ready Personalized Instruction over the summer returned to school the following fall with higher scores than students who didn’t use i-Ready.


10 Questions to Help You Plan Your Summer Learning Program

There are many details to think about as you develop a coherent summer learning program. Use this questionnaire to guide you through the key steps.


Free Printable Activity Packets

These packets provide students with valuable, self-directed exercises and practice that are designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade level. 


ESSER-Aligned Print Programs for Summer Learning

Provide equitable learning opportunities to summer-school and extended-year students with ESSER-aligned resources for mathematics and reading instruction.


Priority Standards in Mathematics and Reading

This resource outlines priority instructional content in English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics from Achieve the Core and provides guidance on content priorities based on college- and career-ready Mathematics and ELA/Literacy standards.


Implementation Support for Summer Learning

Ways to Implement i-Ready This Summer

No matter the structure of your summer program, i-Ready has versatile resources to fit your instructional needs.  


Support for Implementing i-Ready This Summer

Get support for implementing i-Ready this summer. Learn how to address unfinished learning and reinforce grade-level concepts during remote or in-person summer learning.


Current Teacher Toolbox Users: Get Summer Tutoring Resources

Using tutors to support your summer learning programs? Get tips for planning and maximizing your time and instructional resources that can be uploaded to your learning management system.