Elementary Math Curriculum

Cascade Adopts iReady Math
The Cascade School District is implementing a new elementary math curriculum called iReady beginning the 2021-22 school year.

A math committee made up of teachers and administrators selected iReady after reviewing several curriculums.

The iReady math curriculum will provide teachers and families with actionable data. The program includes three diagnostic tests throughout the year. Teachers will get a clear understanding of each students’ strengths and areas of need while also being able to monitor student progress throughout the school year.

The district hired two elementary math coaches to train staff and work with students. Katy Ranzoni is the math coach at Aumsville Elementary and Shannon Stinnett is the coach at Cloverdale and Turner Elementary. They will be offering ongoing training throughout the school year.

“This is the first time I can recall a thoughtful rollout of an elementary math curriculum,” explained Matt Thatcher, Cascade’s Director of Education. “Our two math coaches are doing a great job.”

This new curriculum also meets Oregon’s adoption criteria.

The new math curriculum, math coaches and math training comes from funds from the Students Success Act. Cascade solicited feedback from students, staff and parents on how to spend the funds and improving math scores and math readiness was one of the top responses.

Learn more about how the district has spent Student Success Act funds on the district website.