Bronson Elementary Principal Cheryl Beauchamp always worked toward an “A” grade on student assessments. So, she refused to stand by as her school slipped from a “B” to a “C” on Florida’s new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) test. Even her teachers were frustrated. For all the hard work teachers and students put in, the results weren’t showing it. There had to be a disconnect for students that was keeping them from progressing. Principal Beauchamp needed questions answered.
Chances are, in a classroom of 25 students, there are 25 learning levels and styles that go along with them. While “differentiating instruction” is a term claimed by any number of programs, truly delivering on its promise leaves teachers asking, “Where do I begin?”
Differentiating Instruction for Reading and Mathematics
As a company founded by educators, we’ve always been driven by one simple truth: programs must rise to the challenge of offering equitable access to high‑quality instruction. We believe that one of the first steps is starting with data that provides visibility into the learning; data that reaches beyond what teachers may observe; and data that is not just rich, but razor sharp in its insight and that is delivered in user-friendly formats so that all educators can benefit from it at a glance.
We believe that to utilize data to its best advantage, it must directly correlate to targeted instruction teachers can trust, so that individuals, small groups, and whole classes of learners get exactly the materials they need, and teachers don’t lose valuable time seeking them out.
Years of research, classroom experience, and educator partnerships have led us to create assessment tools that “see” what the human eye cannot. This insight complements—with surgical precision—what an educator knows about her students and immediately allows her to connect to multiple, targeted instructional materials built from the same company. And having both reading and mathematics materials available in the same best‑in‑class program saves time and energy for both educators and students.
Used in combination or as separate products, the Ready suite of mathematics and reading programs, i‑Ready assessment and personalized Online Instruction, and the remarkably useful teacher resources in the Teacher Toolbox give teachers a complete system of programs that were fundamentally designed to work together to enhance their instruction and lead to student growth.
Bronson Elementary school realized it themselves, seeing a 39 percent jump in student achievement after using i‑Ready Assessment and i‑Ready Instruction. Within one year, they rose a whole grade on the Florida Standards Assessments.
As they saw the results of their hard work, teachers became completely excited about what the program had to offer. And for schools around the country, the Ready and i‑Ready programs are proving to deliver on the promise of differentiated instruction in reading and mathematics classrooms, helping students of every level, from every background, grow and achieve more.