I-ready is supposed to be a tool for teachers to teach their kids, or help them with something, but it is required. Here is the problem, each *** lesson is about 40 minutes long, 30 minutes being the tutorial, only 5 minutes are actually talking about the subject, the rest is the low quality characters talking, and other BS.
It costs around 30 dollars per classroom, creating a HUGE drain for schools. Another problem is the quiz, the quiz is just 8 or 10 questions, and sometimes the answers are illogical, or don't make sense about the topic discussed. So, only about 15 minutes is teaching something... that I learned about 2-3 years ago.
I am currently in 6th grade, and I-Ready is "teaching" me main ideas, relations between words, Latin affixes, etc. Also, if you fail the quiz (which is something that can happen mostly from the program's BS) you have to take those 40 useless minutes over again to watch and redo the quiz, and what is worse? Most teachers NEED FOR YOU to pass the quiz in order to get a good grade, and this is required. The problem with this is that most schools tend to not listen to legitimate arguments from students about problems with the school (Unless it is bullying, which they handle terribly with the whole "NO SELF DEFENSE" rule, which is idiotic) such as its programs, teachers, etc.
Chances are that if I say anything about this problem, the school won't answer to my problem, or my teacher won't. My entire class moaned when the teacher said we needed to do I-Ready from now on.
Reviewer is in unhappy mood. DavidArias stated that there is a room for improvement of quality and lessons them selves. Please immediately contact the author of this review to discuss bad quality of curriculum associates i-ready diagnostic and instruction. Curriculum Associates needs to "get teachers to make i-ready like extra work, you get a grade for it, but you don't get a bad one if you fail or don't do it" according to poster's claims.
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