North Billerica, Mass., April 3, 2022—The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) recently renamed Curriculum Associates. i- Ready assessment Dyslexia screener approved list. With this approval, districts across the state can now use the program’s online diagnostic and offline literacy assessment functions to screen kindergarten and first graders for risk factors related to dyslexia. Today the award-winning Dr. I’m ready The program serves more than 10 million K-8 grade students and 25 percent of students in the United States.
“Recent MDE approvals will help streamline the overall assessment process for Mississippi educators as they can now use I’m ready For Both Universal screening and targeted dyslexia screening, ”said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “By eliminating the need for multiple and unnecessary assessments, there will be more time for educators to provide personalized instruction and special assistance as needed to help all students succeed.”
According to the MDE, each local school district is required to screen students for dyslexia using a device approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) during the spring and fall of first grade kindergarten. A panel of lessons, dyslexia therapy, and speech-language pathology specialists conduct a comprehensive review of all proposed instruments to determine which are included in the MDE approved list of dyslexia screeners.
All approved screeners must provide an overall pass / fail score for each student screened, as well as pass / fail criteria for phonetic awareness and phonetic awareness, word symbol recognition, alphabet knowledge, decoding skills, encoding skills, and quick naming.
To meet these requirements, I’m ready Supports educators in screening for potential risk factors associated with dyslexia. The combination of diagnostic and additional work facilitates the most current research on dyslexia screening and complies with the recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association. Districts can use the program as a screening tool for educators to determine if further assessment and special lesson interventions may be appropriate for individual students.
More about I’m ready
I’m ready The promise of separate instruction for K-12 grade teachers and students makes it a reality. It combines strong assessment and rich insights with effective and engaging instruction in reading and mathematics to meet students’ personal needs.
The program’s diagnostics provide educators with workable criteria-specific and ideological data to provide effective, equitable learning experiences. Teachers conduct diagnostics at the beginning of the school year to chart and personalize a course for their instruction I’m ready An instructional pathway helps mid-year and end-of-year diagnostic students and teachers to measure growth and engage together in data chat. Teacher-led and personalized instruction continues throughout the year to help students solve unfinished learning and access grade-level content.
All I’m ready District Partners have ongoing access to Curriculum Associates’ award-winning customer service. This includes dedicated support through the company’s customer service team, professional development experts, account managers, sales representatives and technical support teams, as well as access to the free customer service portal.
Learn more about I’m readySee CurriculumAssociates.com/i-Ready.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and evaluation and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary to teach a diverse student population and encourage education for all students.