Elementary School

i-Ready Learning

To accelerate growth, educators must do the hard work of helping every student address learning gaps while also enabling all students to access grade-level learning.

i-Ready Learning’s instructional resources help educators accelerate growth and grade-level learning. These tools provide rigorous and motivating reading and mathematics instruction that:

  • Personalize pathways to growth with precise instruction that is guided by i-Ready Assessment data
  • Motivate students to persist in building their skills
  • Provide scaffolded support that meets the needs of all students, especially English Learners

How It Works

One of the most frequent questions we get about i‑Ready is, “What does success look like in real schools and classrooms?” A successful i‑Ready implementation is one in which the classroom teacher is at the center. She is making instructional decisions based on her own knowledge of her students and is supported by insightful i‑Ready Assessment data that is a complement to her instincts, not a replacement for them. She is taking advantage of the wide range of instructional tools that are part of the i‑Ready suite to reach every one of her students—individually, in small groups, or as part of her whole class instruction.

But making time for i‑Ready during the busy school day while remaining focused on what matters is not always intuitive. Below, we share some tips and advice for ensuring you are ready for success with i‑Ready.

Focusing on Six Key Teacher Actions

From our work with thousands of teachers, we have learned that focusing on the following key actions helps unlock i‑Ready’s full potential to help teachers meet each student’s unique needs.

  1. Prepare for and actively monitor each Diagnostic, preparing students, encouraging focus, and closely monitoring rushing and completion.
  2. Establish schedules that allow for Personalized Instruction, striving to give students access to 45 minutes of instruction per subject per week.
  3. Review reports after each Diagnostic, focusing on Diagnostic Results, Instructional Groupings, and Diagnostic Growth. Review data from interim assessments to prioritize and adjust instruction.
  4. Monitor student progress and respond by checking usage, percent of lessons passed, and alerts weekly to adjust schedules and your instruction when students struggle and domains are shut off.
  5. Deliver differentiated small group instruction weekly, grouping students based on their i‑Ready data and using recommended resources to guide instruction and deepen their understanding.
  6. Set clear goals for students and celebrate growth and progress, making sure goals are visible in classrooms, and regularly taking time to track progress and have data chats with students.