Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 received a near-perfect rating by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After an extensive review by expert educators, Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 was one of only three programs in its category to meet all evaluation criteria and was the overall highest scoring program of the three.
EdReports.org conducts extensive, third-party reviews to increase the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest-quality instructional materials to improve and deepen student learning. The organization’s review process includes a 3-gateway system in which a “green” rating signifies that the program meets expectations for that given set of criteria. Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 met all criteria at every grade level with a “green” rating and near-perfect high scores across EdReports.org’ three gateways:
- Gateway 1: Focus and Coherence looks at how the program addresses the standards and makes connections to previous learning and future learning.
- Gateway 2: Rigor and Mathematical Practices looks at the program’s rigor and mathematical practices.
- Gateway 3: Usability looks at the program’s design of student materials, resources available to support instruction, and support for teachers.
“Ready Mathematics is having tremendous impact in improving instruction and achievement for millions of students nationwide,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Educators love its ability to address both grade-level content and individual learning needs. We are pleased to see the experts at EdReports.org recognize the power of Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 with this extremely positive review.”
Ready Mathematics is available for grades K–8, although Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 was the only Curriculum Associates’ program evaluated in this review cycle by EdReports.org. Ready Mathematics helps address the emphasis on conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics while also developing students’ procedural fluency. The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, discourse-focused instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application to build confidence and mastery of the Mathematics Standards.