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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Purchase of i-Ready Licenses in Reading and Mathematics, Ready Instructional Print Materials, and Professional Development from Curriculum Associates, LLC (Sole-Source Provider) for Diagnostics and Instruction (Office of Teaching and Learning)
i-Ready and Ready are supplemental materials that provide a blended model of print materials and technology to deliver literacy and mathematics assessment and instruction in grades K-8. The online diagnostic and instruction will be provided to all traditional elementary schools to replace the Kindergarten Readiness Test and Stanford 10 Achievement Test plus provide a K-5 common measure to monitor student progress over time. In addition, the print materials will be implemented in 36 schools identified by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) as being in the 300 lowest performing elementary schools for the 2017/2018 school year. The i-Ready program provides adaptive online diagnostic assessment, progress-monitoring, and differentiated instruction. All materials in the online and blended models are aligned to the elementary Language Arts and Mathematics Florida Standards. All schools will receive the i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction for Reading and Mathematics site licenses, and monthly Progress Monitoring Assessments.  Teachers will be able to access the reports daily (e.g., Diagnostic Instructional Usage, Grouping Profile, and Growth Monitoring). Thirty-six schools will receive grades 2-5 Ready books, the teacher resource book, and individual access to the Tools for Instruction website which includes the additional lessons that are aligned with the Language Arts Florida Standards.  Professional development includes onsite training sessions, data/decision-making training, coaching, and support for Ready printed materials.

In accordance with FLDOE Purchasing Policy 6A-1.012(12)(d), commodities or contractual services available only from a single source may be exempted from the competitive solicitation requirements. When a district school board believes that commodities or contractual services are available only from a single source as specified by the FLDOE, the district school board may negotiate on the best terms and conditions with the single source vendor.
• Improve the high school graduation rate
Funds in the amount of $2,294,002.20 will be funded though the following sources (remaining balance as of September 26, 2017):
  • Extended Reading Time:  $513,862.20 - Project 4631, remaining balance $4,770,789.45
  • Curriculum Enhanced Initiatives through the Supplemental Academic Instruction: $1,780,140.00 - Project 4628, remaining balance $2,824,067.40
Evaluation continued on attachment.
SUBMITTED BY:  Deborah Cook, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.07
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171017_822 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.07