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Key Features That Distinguish i-Ready From Others

Math & Reading platform. Ages 5-14. Globally, 8+ million children are using today

First Diagnostic

What is this feature?

The i-Ready Diagnostic is a computer adaptive test that matches the difficulty of test questions to the ability of each student. As students answer questions correctly, the test gets more difficult. As students answer questions incorrectly, the test gets easier. In both scenarios, the test adapts to find the precise ability of each student in the quickest, most efficient way possible.

 

  • No two students will take the same test. Just as every student has a different ability level, every student will have a different test experience.
  • Students will see material teachers haven’t covered. This is an intentional part of the design of the adaptive assessment. Students may see above-grade level material and below-grade level material.
  • Every student will receive a challenging test. The Diagnostic is designed for students to get about 50% of the questions correct and 50% incorrect to help identify their precise abilities on a range of skills.
Why is it important?

Before any instruction begins, it is imperative to understand the child’s individual learning needs.  The program aims to identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses in different domains of Math and English and begins instruction from where the child is confident. Building on a weak foundation does not serve the purpose of robust learning.

How does it help my child?

Since the program does not follow the one-size-fits-all approach, the diagnostic will provide you with the exact information on where your child skills levels are and also provide a personalized instructional pathway unique to your child’s learning needs.

How does this make the program unique?

The i-Ready diagnostic is one of the most distinguishing features of the LearnEasy247 program. An extremely powerful tool that not only diagnosis the individual child’s needs but also becomes the basis of a personalized learning path. The seamsless integration of diagnostic with instruction is unique and extremely useful for the parent and /or educator.

Diagnostic Report-A Complete Picture

What is this feature?

Upon completion of the diagnostic parents receive a comprehensive report on the child’s skill levels in different domains of the selected subject.

 Domains covered in Math:

  • Number and Operations
  • Algebra & Algebraic Thinking
  • Measurement & Data
  • Geometry

Domains Covered in English:

  • Phonics
  • Phonological Awareness
  • High Frequency Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension of Literary Text
  • Comprehension of Informational Text

The i-Ready Diagnostic report also provides your child’s Lexile and Quantile Scores.

    Why is it important?

    Consider this scenario. You have to purchase a shoe for your child. Will you seek a shoe for the child’s grade level or age group? Unlikely! You would have your child try the shoe on and see what’s the best fit for him/her. Similarly when you begin your child’s learning experience, it is critical to know what his/her individual needs are and build on what your child already knows. This report will give you a data-driven insight into your child’s academic skills in the two core academic subjects.

    How does it help my child?

    The Diagnostic Report helps your child understand his/her own unqiue needs and also provides you with insights on what the child know and what are the next steps of instruction.

    How does this make the program unique?

    i-Ready uses one of the most cutting-edge technologies to offer personalized learning to its users. With 8 Million users globally, it is a multi-award winning program with educators and school leadership implementing it in schools and trusting the program with learning intervention of millions of students.   https://www.curriculumassociates.com/research-and-efficacy/i-ready-evidence-impact

    Personalized Online Lessons

    What is this feature?

    Driven by insights from the i-Ready Diagnostici-Ready’s online lessons provide personalized Instruction that delivers powerful online lessons to motivate children on their paths to proficiency and growth. Lessons in Reading and Mathematics provide tailored instruction that meets the children’s needs where they are in their journey and encourages them as they develop new skills from that point on.

      Why is it important?

      Consider this scenario. You have to purchase a shoe for your child. Will you seek a shoe for the child’s grade level or age group? Unlikely! You would have your child try the shoe on and see what’s the best fit for him/her. Similarly when you begin your child’s learning experience, it is critical to know what his/her individual needs are and build on what your child already knows. This report will give you a data-driven insight into your child’s academic skills in the two core academic subjects.

      How does it help my child?

      The learning component provides your child with the following:

      • Personalized pathways to growth with precise instruction that is guided by i-Ready Assessment data
      • Motivates students to persist in building their skills through games, rewards and certificates

      Provides scaffolded support that meets their individual needs, especially English Learners ( children who speak English as a second language ).

      How does this make the program unique?

      The philosophy on which the program is built is driven by one simple truth: programs must rise to the challenge of offering equitable access to high‑quality instruction. The unique approach that the first steps is starting with data that provides visibility into the learning; data that reaches beyond what parents or educators may observe; and data that is not just rich, but razor sharp in its insight, and that is delivered in user-friendly formats so parents and educators can benefit from it at a glance.

      The belief that to utilize data to its best advantage, it must directly correlate or seamlessly integrate to targeted instruction, parents and educators can trust, so children get exactly the materials they need, and parents and educators don’t lose valuable resources and time seeking them out.

      https://www.curriculumassociates.com/research-and-efficacy

      Learning Games

      What is this feature?

      iReady’s interactive Learning Games are a fun and engaging way for students in grades K–5 to strengthen understanding of mathematical concepts, improve fluency, and foster a positive relationship to struggle in the context of challenging standards.

      Merges Gameplay and Learning

      • Learning Games merge gameplay and learning, rather than alternating between the two, to foster students’ internal motivation.
      • Through diverse representations and contexts of numbers and
        operations, students build rich visual mental models and learn to transfer concepts across contexts.
      • Increasingly challenging experiences within each game encourage
        exploration with minimal instruction and productive struggle.
      • Students are consistently supported to overcome challenges and tackle higher-level problems through hints, scaffolding, and constructive feedback.
      • The games are also designed to develop students as self-directed
        learners by giving them meaningful, strategic choices.

      Read more about Learning Games here

      Why is it important?

      Learning Games strengthen fluency, number sense, and conceptual
      understanding of challenging math standards in a way that is designed to be fun and engaging for students.

      How does it help my child?

      Your child will get additional practice to improve mathematics fluency and skills that will foster internal motivation while encouraging productive struggle.

      How does this make the program unique?

      Learning Games are integrated within i-Ready’s learning framework and have built-In differentiation to target each student’s needs:

       

      • The range of available games is determined by the student’s grade level, and the level of difficulty is determined by their most recent Diagnostic for Mathematics placement and performance on the games.
      • As students advance within the games, level choices will evolve, ensuring the difficulty for each game is just right for every student.

      Follow-up Diagnostics

      What is this feature?

      To measure growth, i-Ready will assign follow-up diagnostics in future (Diagnostic 2, Diagnostic 3 in the graphic). These diagnostics serve two purposes:

       

      • Measure how fast your child’s learning is growing.
      • Adjust the learning path
      Why is it important?

      Measuring learning growth is important to determine efficacy of the learning routine (time, quality) as well as success of the program itself. 

      How does it help my child?

      Children are positively motivated when they see growth in their own learning and become a more active participant in the program. 

      How does this make the program unique?

      Follow-up diagnostics are a critical feature within i-Ready since these diagnostics integrate learning across time and provide critical information about student’s learning success. 

      Progress Monitoring

      What is this feature?

       At the bottom of your child’s i-Ready screen, you will find the tab ‘My Progress’. You can visit this section to get an insight in the following:

       

      • Time on Task: Time spent on i-Ready
      • Lessons Passed: Number of lessons passed
      • Lesson Streak: Number of consecutive lessons passed
      • Completed Work: Name of lessons and quiz scores
        Why is it important?

        As your child’s mentor in this learning journey it is important that you have an in depth view of your child’s performance on i-Ready and you motivate them further by having objective discussions and meaningful discourse while evaluating progress and setting targets.

        How does it help my child?

        It is important to make the child feel responsible for his/her learning. As a principle the ownership of learning should be given to the child while the parent plays the part of the facilitator. Having an analytical approach where progress can be measured through data makes this partnership productive and rewarding.

        How does this make the program unique?

        This feature plays an important role as it gives insights to parents on the learning gains of their children based on data.