Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Reading and Math for Grades 9-12 has been approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a measure of student achievement or growth. As a result, i-Ready Diagnostic will subsequently contribute to teachers’ and principals’ annual performance appraisals per the state’s teacher evaluation requirements.
i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades 9-12, as well as the previously-approved i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K-8, is on the List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations. A statewide BOCES contract makes a portion of local districts’ purchases of i-Ready Diagnostic eligible for state aid reimbursement.
To be approved by the NYSED, Curriculum Associates had to follow a very strict and thorough process, demonstrating an exemplary standard of validity and reliability, as well as the ability to support local districts’ implementation of the product.
“i-Ready Diagnostic provides a valid and reliable online assessment that schools and districts throughout the state of New York – and across the country – can use to not only meet evaluation requirements, but to accurately identify students’ strengths and weaknesses,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “The diagnostic is powerful in helping to deliver data-driven instruction to increase student outcomes, and in providing a measure to gauge teachers’ and principals’ effectiveness.”