SALEM, Ore., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Oregon State Board of Education has now adopted Curriculum Associates' i-Ready and Ready Common Core Mathematics programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. Built for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the programs are the only ones in the history of the adoption process to receive a perfect score and an exemplary rating across all K–8 grade levels during the Oregon Instructional Materials Evaluation Process conducted by the Oregon Department of Education. According to the department, the programs received this score based on their alignment to the Oregon Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
During the reviews for grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–8 materials, i-Ready and Ready Common Core Mathematics earned 66 out of 66 points and scored 100% on all evaluation criteria. The programs were rated as 'Exemplary' on alignment to the CCSS in both Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practices. The programs were additionally rated as 'Exemplifying Quality' in all four review sections.
"We are thrilled to bring the first-ever K–8 math program to receive a perfect score and an exemplary rating to classrooms in Oregon," said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. "These perfect scores reflect years of investment in our products and technology and our mission to improve the lives of teachers and students."
Built from scratch by strictly following the Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards, Ready Common Core Mathematics emphasizes conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explores the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The program uses a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model that balances conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the Common Core Mathematics Standards.
Likewise, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable diagnostic measure and personalized instruction in a single online product. The adaptive diagnostic for grades K–12 pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level and generates a combination of online instruction and downloadable teacher-led lessons that are unique to each student's diagnostic result. The Ready and i-Ready individualized instructional plans are easy to understand, differentiate instruction, and support a blended learning solution.
"I had the privilege of exploring Ready and i-Ready as part of the Oregon Math Adoption. I was very impressed with your program and look forward to showing others what an amazing math curriculum your company has created," said Sarah Dalisky, Effective Learning Teacher at Salem-Keizer School District, as part of the evaluation process.
Diana Spillman, 5th Grade lead teacher at Millicoma Intermediate School in Coos Bay School District, said, "I was very impressed with the Ready/i-Ready math program including the depth of knowledge in the assessment and instruction. The reports and information that will immediately change and drive instruction are amazing!!!"
To read the Oregon Instructional Materials Evaluation Process reviews conducted by the Oregon Department of Education, visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1565. To learn more about Ready and i-Ready Common Core Mathematics, visit http://www.curriculumassociates.com/OregonReview.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.
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