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Why Your Child May Be Underperforming

Most underperforming children have learning gaps

  • Most children who underperform in Reading or Math do so because they have learning gaps from prior years.
  • These gaps exist within the 6 sub-domains of Reading and 4 sub-domains of Math. This is shown in the next graphic.
  • Because of gaps, children have weaker foundations which makes learning new concepts harder as children are not able to connect new knowledge they are acquiring in class with existing (weak) knowledge.
  • The gaps grow larger over time making it harder and more challenging for children to connect new learning with foundational knowledge.
  • A point is reached when a child loses interest and does not respond to interventions.
  • But parents and teachers face significant challenges to fix this problem.

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Major Sub-Domains

Reading is learnt across 6 sub-domains. Some of these are learnt in earlier grade levels (e.g. phonics). Weakness in any domain can lead to Reading challenges in later grades.

Math is learnt across 4 sub-domains. Weakness in any domain can lead to Math challenges in later grades.

Gaps

In any sub-domain of Reading or Math, a learning gap exists when student's current level is lower than expected level. All these gaps must be identified for a comprehensive intervention program.

If not closed, learning gaps become bigger and harder to close.

Question: Do you know where your child's learning gaps are in each sub-domain of Reading / Math?

GRADE LEVEL

This is the minimum grade level all students in that grade should attain by the end of school year.

Where Learning Gaps Are

This map shows a hypothetical student's actual level of understanding in each of the 6 sub-domains of Reading and 4 sub-domains of Math. In this case, the student demonstrates significant learning gaps across nearly all domains. In some domains, this student is 1-2 years behind grade level e.g. Math: Algebra.

Question: Do you know where your child's learning gaps are?

  • Most children who underperform in Reading or Math do so because they have learning gaps from prior years.
  • These gaps exist within the 6 sub-domains of Reading and 4 sub-domains of Math. This is shown in the next graphic.

Major Sub-Domains

Reading is learnt across 6 sub-domains. Some of these are learnt in earlier grade levels (e.g. phonics). Weakness in any domain can lead to Reading challenges in later grades.

Math is learnt across 4 sub-domains. Weakness in any domain can lead to Math challenges in later grades.

Gaps

In any sub-domain of Reading or Math, a learning gap exists when student's current level is lower than expected level. All these gaps must be identified for a comprehensive intervention program.

If not closed, learning gaps become bigger and harder to close.

Question: Do you know where your child's learning gaps are in each sub-domain of Reading / Math?

GRADE LEVEL

This is the minimum grade level all students in that grade should attain by the end of school year.

Where Learning Gaps Are

This map shows a hypothetical student's actual level of understanding in each of the 6 sub-domains of Reading and 4 sub-domains of Math. In this case, the student demonstrates significant learning gaps across nearly all domains. In some domains, this student is 1-2 years behind grade level e.g. Math: Algebra.

Question: Do you know where your child's learning gaps are?

  • Because of gaps, children have weaker foundations which makes learning new concepts harder as children are not able to connect new knowledge they are acquiring in class with existing (weak) knowledge.
  • The gaps grow larger over time making it harder and more challenging for children to connect new learning with foundational knowledge.
  • A point is reached when a child loses interest and does not respond to interventions.
  • But parents and teachers face significant challenges to fix this problem.

The Challenges

Challenge 1

GAPS ARE NOT EASY TO FIND

 

SCHOOL TEST RESULTS NOT SUFFICIENT

MUST DIG DEEPER

MUST FIND ROOT CAUSES

Challenge 2

NEED A SPECIAL TEST

 

TEST NEEDS TO COVER ALL DOMAINS

TEST NEEDS TO COVERS ALL EARLIER GRADES

TEST CANNOT TAKE HOURS

 

Challenge 3

NEED SPECIAL LESSONS

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The Challenges

Challenge 1

GAPS ARE NOT EASY TO FIND

SCHOOL TEST RESULTS NOT SUFFICIENT

MUST DIG DEEPER

MUST FIND ROOT CAUSES

Challenge 2

NEED A SPECIAL TEST

COVERS ALL DOMAINS

COVERS ALL EARLIER GRADES

CANNOT TAKE HOURS

 

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Challenge 3

NEED LESSONS TARGETING GAPS

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Designed by leading US education scientists

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i‑Ready Efficacy: Research on i‑Ready’s Impact

.

Read the reserach

Author(s): Curriculum Associates, 2019a

Evaluation School Year: 2017–2018

Product: i-Ready

Grade(s): K–8

Utah’s Early Intervention Reading Software Program Report

.

Read the reserach.

Author(s): Evaluation and Training Institute, 2019

Evaluation School Year: 2018–2019

Product: i-Ready

Grade(s): K–3

An Impact Evaluation of Mathematics and Reading i-Ready Instruction for Elementary Grades

.

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Author(s): Dvorak et al., 2019b

Evaluation School Year: 2017–2018

Product: i-Ready

Grade(s): K–5

An Impact Evaluation of the Blended Core Mathematics Program for Elementary Grades

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Author(s): Swain et al., 2019; Curriculum Associates, 2019b

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Product: Ready Mathematics Blended Core (includes i-Ready)

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