Bret Harte Elementary School is introducing an online program called iReady, a diagnostic and instructional tool that will help assess students’ individual needs and monitor their progress throughout the year.
The program is designed to provide students with lessons that are aligned with the Common Core standards.
The iReady curriculum focuses on reading comprehension and mathematics. Students will log on to iReady 45 minutes per week per subject, in addition to 90 minutes of small-group instruction.
Teachers and students are given real-time feedback as students progress through the curriculum. Teachers will be able to assign standards to each child based on skill level and mastery of the subject during group instruction time.
iReady components include assessments three times per year, individualized instruction based on assessments, assistance to teachers in determining which students need additional support, and distribution of report cards to parents. The purpose of the diagnostic assessments is not to give a student a score or grade, but to determine where more support is needed.
The iReady curriculum is designed to help teachers better plan their day and week with data-driven reports, giving teachers insight into their class and helping students to advance throughout the year. iReady can be accessed from home, so parents can be involved as well.
A Dominguez Dream grant enabled the purchase of iReady for the whole school. For further information, please contact Principal James Tucker at 916 277-6261.
Upcoming school-related activities include the Garden Workday on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and the Garden Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Parent Room.