NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 6, 2014—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction was recently named a winner of eSchool News’ 2014–15 Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards honor the best products and services in educational technology as chosen by readers, including more than 1,300 teachers, administrators, and education technology specialists from K–12 schools and districts across North America, and i-Ready was one of the 50 winners that received the most nominations for favorite edtech product or service.
When submitting nominations, educators described how they use each product to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect. The result “is a list of edtech products and services that have proven to be effective,” said Dennis Pierce, editorial director of eSchool News. “We hope readers will find this information valuable as they consider what technologies they should use in their own schools.”
The August 2014 edition of eSchool News highlights the winning products and services and includes comments from readers about why each entry deserves the award.
“i-Ready provides educators with the most comprehensive online student and teacher-led instruction that personalizes learning, and has been proven to improve student outcomes,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “This recognition is a great honor and particularly meaningful, because we were chosen by actual educators who use i-Ready and know firsthand the impact it has as part of the teaching and learning process.”
Built for the Common Core, i-Ready is proven to help students make real gains. It combines a valid and reliable adaptive diagnostic with personalized student online instruction and teacher-led instruction in a single online product. The adaptive Diagnostic 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, in addition to providing targeted skill instruction support through mobile apps. These individualized instructional plans are easy to understand, differentiate instruction, and support blending learning.
In addition to winning the Readers’ Choice Awards, i-Ready was also named the winner of the 2013 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.
About eSchool Media
eSchool Media Inc. is a news and information organization delivering print, online, email, and video communications to more than half a million K–20 decision makers and influencers throughout North America and around the world. Its information networks help educators successfully use technology to transform education and achieve their goals. eSchool News is the flagship publication of eSchool Media Inc., which also includes eCampus News, serving higher education, and eClassroom News, an electronic publication network for teachers.
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. For company and product information, visit Curriculum Associates on the Web at http://www.CurriculumAssociates.com or call 800-225-0248.
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