Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 17.5 Review and Potential Approval of Annual Contract with Curriculum Associates for i-Ready K-8 and High School Software Licences (Diagnostic only) for the 2020-2021 School Year.
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure: Curriculum Associates annual quote for i-Ready diagnostics in reading and mathematics.
File Attachment:
Mt Diablo Unified School Dist Assessment Only.pdf
Summary: i-Ready has been implemented in the district for the last 6 years; first as a pilot with selected sites, then district wide K-8 for the last five years and at the high school level the past three years. i-Ready consists of adaptive diagnostics assessments (universal screeners) and formative/summative assessments. In the past, we have purchased and implemented the instructional component of i-Ready. This year we are only moving forward with the assessment component which greatly reduces the fiscal impact. The assessment components are used to monitor and support student progress towards grade level state standards mastery and college and career readiness. The data generated from this software allows teachers to provide differentiated instruction/support to all students and progress monitor our under-achieving/under-served students (English Learners, Foster Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Special Education) with identified learning gaps. Validity studies have been conducted and have shown that students' performance on i-Ready is highly correlated to students' performance on state standards test.This contract has been reduced by $500,000 by not including the instructional modules.
Funding: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) supplemental funds 515.0930
Fiscal Impact $215,856.00

This contract has been reduced by $500,000 by not including the instructional modules.
Recommendation: Approve the annual contract with Curriculum Associates for i-Ready K-8, high school software licenses for the 2020-2021 year.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Shannon Ortland - Director
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Robert Martinez - Superintendent