Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selected Curriculum Associates as its reading and mathematics assessment provider for students in Grades K–2. Starting in the 2022–2023 school year, teachers throughout the district will be able to utilize the online i-Ready Assessment program to help develop a system for early instruction and intervention. This is part of the district’s goal to ensure students entering Grade 3 have the knowledge and skills to be successful and to ensure students are on track in every grade.
“Strong early assessment tools provide educators the crucial information needed to help them accelerate students’ grade-level learning and provide targeted supports where needed,” said Bogdana Chkoumbova, chief education officer for CPS. “We are excited to implement the i-Ready program this year as we work to support our earliest learners and put them on a path toward academic success and a lifelong love of learning.”
With i-Ready, teachers and administrators will have access to valid, reliable, and secure assessment data linked directly to instructional resources to be used specifically for the purpose of improving learning and enhancing student achievement. Curriculum Associates will additionally provide appropriate professional development to help teachers both administer the assessment and use the resulting data to drive instruction.
“i-Ready’s single, streamlined Screener/Diagnostic will save teachers time by reducing the number of assessments they need to conduct each year while helping them deliver data-driven, personalized instruction,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We look forward to supporting CPS and teachers throughout the district with this important work as they help build the foundation needed for young students’ ongoing academic success.”
Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than 11 million students, as well as approximately one-third of all students in Grades K–8 in the United States and approximately 45 percent of students within the Council of the Great City Schools.
To learn more about i-Ready, visit CurriculumAssociates.com/i-Ready.