Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/17/2018 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: Board Approval for Reading and Math Assessment Software (iReady) from Curriculum Associates for a 2 Year Contract Valued at Approximately $592,998.04
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Summary : The READ Act requires use of an interim assessment to determine whether a student has a significant reading deficiency in grades K through 3.

A Request for Information (RFI) was initiated by the Colorado Department of Education to solicit reading interim assessment tools for inclusion on the Colorado State Board of Education Approved List of Interim Assessments, pursuant to C.R.S. 22-7-1209. In the fall of 2013, the department conducted a review process and submitted interim reading assessments to the State Board for approval to use with the READ Act for 2014 and in subsequent school years.
On March 12, 2013, the State Board voted to approve lists of approved diagnostic and summative assessments per requirements of the Colorado READ Act. Diagnostic assessments are required only for students identified with a significant reading deficiency for the purpose of identifying the child's specific reading deficits(s).

The Assessment Office and a group of stakeholders evaluated all State approved assessment software programs and chose iReady as the top program for the District for the following reasons:
1. The number of schools in the District that have self selected the i-Ready assessment has increased each of the last four years.
2. i-Ready is an adaptive test that has an intuitive interface providing teachers with immediate data and actionable reports.
3. i-Ready was approved as a READ Act interim, diagnostic and summative assessment by the State Board of Education.
4. i-Ready Instruction was approved as READ Act intervention program.
5. i-Ready was approved as a Differentiated Pathway #2 interim assessment for students who cannot be assessed with the interim assessment typically used as a result of an accessibility issue.

The Assessment Office and Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management negotiated with the supplier to receive a discount on per student licensing and a free year for middle school students totaling a cost savings of close to $90K.
Funding: Summary of Cost
·Amount due July 1, 2018: $296,499.02
·Amount due July 1, 2019: $296,499.02
Total Cost: $592,998.04
Recommendation: Board approval for Reading and Math Assessment Software (iReady) from Curriculum Associates for a 2-year contract valued at approximately $592,998.04.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Scott S. Smith - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Matt Reynolds - System Performance Officer
Signed By:
Steve Colella - Chief Human Resources Officer and Acting Legal Counsel
Signed By:
Erin J. Kane - Interim Superintendent APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE SUPERINTENDENT