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Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
June 4, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
C5 - Approval for the Purchase of i-Ready Reading and Mathematics for 2020-21

i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction for reading and mathematics combines an adaptive diagnostic assessment with individualized instruction, reliable progress monitoring, and comprehensive reporting for teachers and administrators in grades K-8 for reading and mathematics. In addition to the blended learning environment, the platform provides teachers access to resources that will be utilized for remediation of skills based on student needs. I-Ready is used to determine VAM scores in grades K-8. In addition, a correlation study was conducted by a third party and the i-Ready diagnostic provided a strong correlation to the FSA. The contract also provides professional development.

Gap Analysis

With the emphasis on technology, blended, adaptive learning platforms are a necessity in increasing student achievement. iReady will provide students with the equivalent experience to that of the state assessments, a criterion-referenced assessment aligned directly to the Florida Standards provides an accurate predictor of progress and inform data-driven instructional next steps. Based on a student’s results on the i-Ready Diagnostic, the program automatically assigns students online instructional modules within i-Ready Instruction. This differentiated instruction is presented in highly engaging instructional modules that can be accessed through any internet-enabled computer. Delivery is flexible: during school, before/after school, in-class/pull-out, summer school, at home, computer lab, and a host of other settings. Diverse, contemporary characters set in visually appealing, modern environments capture students’ attention and immediately engage them in the learning process. Lessons use real-world experiences and authentic situations to teach essential skills. Explicit instruction makes concepts concrete and addresses the root cause of any specific areas of student need. i-Ready has developed its materials to support students and teachers, by providing professional development, explicit instruction, a gradual release approach, and engaging online resources to differentiate instruction and teach prerequisite skills that are required for mastery in foundational and fundamental skills at each grade level.

i-Ready monitors progress and tailors instruction for each student, class, grade, and school in addition to providing progress monitoring for the district to measure student achievement. Opportunities for growth surround the need for teachers to deliver lessons to a diverse population with varying needs and remedial practices to assist students in achieving standard mastery. i-Ready provides a platform for teachers to provide individual students skill remediation in reading and math for grades K-8 student performance on the diagnostic assessments and monthly progress monitoring tasks. Remediation occurs through skill-building lessons that align to standards and provide students the opportunity to eliminate any deficits. The blended learning opportunities provided through i-Ready allow students to build their foundational skills which transfer into standards mastery. Based on data provided by Curriculum Associates, our students are above the national percentile average for growth. i-Ready will be utilized as the blended learning platform for K-8 reading and mathematics for the 2020-21 school year. i-Ready provides teachers with stronger, more relevant data to inform interventions at the Tier II and Tier III levels.

The incorporation of i-Ready in the instructional day has been successful. Continual assistance for teachers with using available data to determine instructional next steps and selecting reading materials that meet the text complexity necessary to increase student achievement will be provided throughout the school year.

Previous Outcomes

The district demonstrated an overall increase in mathematics and ELA achievement as measured by state assessment in 2018-19.

Expected Outcomes

The district will increase proficiency in grades K-6 Reading/Math and set proficiency targets in 2020-21 based on proficiency achievement in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Strategic Plan Goal

Goal 1: Develop a High Quality & Aligned Instructional System

Strategy 1.1 Provide teachers and students with the tools and resources necessary to meet the demands of the Florida Standards and students' individual needs. 

                 1.2.5 Expand the use of i-Ready curriculum in Grades 4-8 for ELA/Reading and Math interventions.


That the Clay County School Board approve the purchase of the i-Ready diagnostics, toolbox, and professional development to provide blended learning in reading and mathematics for the   2020-21 school year.

Roger Dailey, Chief Academic Officer,, 904-336-6904
Financial Impact
For 2020-21, the fiscal impact of the i-Ready diagnostics, toolbox, and professional development will not exceed $1,050,000 from the 2020-21 General, Instructional Materials, Reading, Title II, Title III, and/or SAI allocation. The cost in 2020-21 is $1,047,701 as compared to $954,759.05 in 2019-20.
Review Comments
200130 Renewal Contract - signed by vendor.pdf