EdReady™

Overview

With EdReady, individuals can test their readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady can be used to check math mastery, to plan for college and career opportunities, and to prepare for commonly used math placement exams, such as AccuPlacer and the ACT. High school students, homeschoolers, and adult learners will benefit from EdReady.org.

Institutions that are members of The NROC Project (NROC) are entitled to a custom EdReady site with robust reporting capabilities. A custom instance of EdReady can be similar to the functionality of the public site, or vastly different to support any number of academic and career-oriented goals. The EdReady platform is adaptive, flexible, and data-rich. It is built to scale and evolve according to the shifting needs of NROC members.

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Standard Customizable Features (Included with NROC membership)

Standard features and customizations are a benefit of becoming a sustaining member of The NROC Project, while extended customizations may require additional fees. Our membership based approach ensures that EdReady is affordable, accessible, and relevant at any scale.

REPORTING and DATA ACCESS – Data dashboards for teachers, administrators, counselors, etc., including Excel downloads with appropriate permissions

LANDING PAGE – Customization options allow you to personalize your EdReady version for your students:

  • co-branding with institutional logo
  • ability to customize the messaging (including links, images, etc.) displayed for your users
  • choice of EdReady homepage art

GOALS – What do your students want to be ready for? Each goal can support a unique “readiness experience.” There is no limit to the number of goals you can create. Start with one or two to manage a group of students working toward a shared goal, OR, add many goals to further personalize the experience.

Goals support different roles (e.g. teachers, administrators, counselors, etc.) for setup, management and reporting. Each goal includes:

  • custom image and title to summarize the purpose of the goal (I want to…)
  • long description can include freeform (html) supporting text with images, video, and ability to link to external (non-EdReady) applications
  • one or more custom assessments
  • option to have students set target score based on school choice, or work toward a predetermined target score
  • choice of study resources (from EdReady library including NROC resources and others)
  • custom congratulations messaging

ASSESSMENTS – Remove or reorder topics from your students’ scope of expectations.

  • Currently supporting NROC Developmental Math

RESOURCES – EdReady currently refers students to study our award winning, multimedia NROC Developmental Math resources. Select which additional resource collections you would like your students to have access to. (More information on the available resource collections available here.)

SUPPORT and COMMUNITY

  • User guides, professional development materials, basic implementation support resources, and activities to support your local EdReady administrator.
  • Access to NROC support staff and 24/7 online support infrastructure.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with peer members of The NROC Project, NROC staff, and other leading organizations to improve and transform educational practice in personalizing the pathways to college and career readiness.

General Information

EdReady Accessibility Statement and VPAT

IconEdReady Accessibility Statement - February 2017 EdReady VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) - November 2016 ...

Overview - EdReady

IconThis document describes the EdReady system, including an introduction to the student experience and customization options. ...

    Case Studies

    Case Studies

    EdReady in Four-Year Colleges

    IconThis report gives a glimpse into how five different universities are using EdReady as a tool for pre-enrollment preparation, as a replacement for high-stakes placement exams, in student support services, as core curricula for developmental studies, and for high-school outreach. ...

    EdReady in Community Colleges

    IconCommunity Colleges across the nation are using EdReady’s personalized study paths to prepare incoming students to pass their math placement exams and avoid remediation. This report offers short summaries of the many ways EdReady is being used by Community Colleges to help students prepare for national...

    EdReady in Adult Basic Education

    IconAdult Basic Education programs nationwide are using EdReady’s personalized learning system to help ensure that their students are prepared for high school equivalency tests and general education exit exams. This report contains short summaries of the ways in which several Adult Education organizations...

    EdReady in High Schools

    IconEdReady enables high school students to assess their readiness for college math, select their study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. High schools nationwide are using EdReady to ensure that graduating seniors are ready for college level math, and to help them prepare...

      The Power of EdReady and Technology to Transform Learners: An Illustration

      IconOur members at OTAN shared this poster that demonstrates the dramatic change in attitude experienced by their welding students when they used EdReady to learn math. They not only overcame their fear of computers, but went beyond EdReady to use the internet to apply for jobs and take additional certifications,...

      Nevada - Agassi College Preparatory Academy - EdReady

      IconThe state of Nevada uses the ACT exam as their college and career readiness assessment. All high school juniors attending public schools are required to take the ACT in the spring. In this case study, teacher Sarada Toomey of Agassi College Preparatory Academy (a public charter school in Nevada) describes...

      Montana - Lifelong Learning Center - EdReady

      IconThe Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) is an adult basic literacy education service that prepares students to pass high school equivalency exams, succeed in college classes, and re-enter the workforce by providing reading, writing, and math instruction at multiple locations throughout Missoula, Montana....

      Nevada - Foothill High School - EdReady

      IconTwo teachers from Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada, describe how they are using EdReady in their College Readiness Math classes. They found that EdReady works well as a tool to supplement students’ math skills to make sure they do well on the ACT exam and that graduating seniors are ready...

      EdReady as a Low-Stakes Alternative - Jacksonville State

      IconAs part of their effort to redesign developmental education and refine placement practices, Jacksonville State University tested EdReady as a low-stakes math placement tool. Early results are promising for this approach as an alternative to traditional high-stakes placement exams that have frequently...

      STEM School Chattanooga - EdReady

      IconStudents entering STEM School Chattanooga as high school freshmen are required to have a baseline knowledge of algebra and geometry. Students identified as deficient in those skills were offered EdReady over the summer and into the fall as a free tool to help fill in knowledge gaps and ensure that the...

      Waipahu High School - EdReady

      IconDuring the summer and fall of 2014, the Waipahu High School Early College program collaborated with the University of Hawaii to offer an online program, EdReady, with the goal of increasing the number of their high school students who could score well enough on the COMPASS placement exam to qualify for...

      South Carolina - VirtualSC - EdReady

      IconSouth Carolina’s state-wide virtual school program, VirtualSC, launched the Summer Middle School Assistance Project in June 2014. The three-week summer pilot program was designed to assist students in participating schools who had completed Grades 6-8 instruction but who required remediation in mathematics...

      Owensboro Community and Technical College - EdReady

      IconAt the end of the Fall 2014 semester, the Math Department faculty at Owensboro Community & Technical College offered students an intensive, one-week math boot camp to finish the requirements for the developmental math class they were enrolled in that semester. At the end of the week, students would be...

      Mountain Heights Academy - EdReady

      IconDuring summer 2014, Mountain Heights Academy teachers built a new, year-long course called College Prep Math. EdReady with NROC math resources was at the center of the new course, which they built within the school's Moodle environment. The purpose of the course was to ensure that students had an option...

      Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana - EdReady

      IconIn Summer 2013, Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana collaborated on an EdReady pilot designed to help students get into the college math course they need for their major interest. The Office for Student Success and Math Department at UMT offered “a FREE, personalized, self-paced,...

        Getting Started

        Getting Started

        As an NROC member, you are entitled to a customized version of EdReady for your institution. This is a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways, so you will need to provide some basic information so that we can get EdReady set up correctly to support you and your students.

        Once you have provided your NROC membership representative with your selected URL (format: YourInstitution.EdReady.org), the EdReady team will create your draft site. This process can take up to two weeks. Once the site has been created, your designated EdReady Administrator will complete our online training module to learn how to configure EdReady to fit your needs. Once the training is completed, the EdReady team will arrange a virtual meeting with you and other stakeholders at your institution to review the site and create a plan to help you fine-tune goals and assessments.

        Administrator Orientation

        The primary administrator for a custom EdReady site should complete the EdReady Administrator Orientation.

        In this course, you will learn how to do a basic EdReady setup. Each lesson includes a video, a glossary of terms, a transcript, and a short homework assignment to practice what you have learned.

        To access the course, you will need a code provided by your NROC Implementation Specialist. If you believe you need to take this course but do not have a code, please contact us.

        Getting the Word Out

        As you consider how to spread the word about EdReady, our Marketing Toolkit provides a spectrum of out-of-the-box and customizable EdReady marketing materials designed to support your institution’s EdReady initiatives. The EdReady Toolkit includes the animated EdReady video (link and embed code), as well as posters, flyers, website advertisements, and promotional goods.

        Getting Started Resources

        NROC Developmental Math: EdReady vs. Installed Course

        IconThe NROC Developmental Math materials can be delivered to your students either via an installed course in your Learning Management System or through EdReady. This file compares the available options for customization, as well as progress tracking and Reporting available with the Pre-Assessment version...

        EdReady Math Pathways

        IconNROC members and staff conducted a national survey of career and certificate programs, resulting in curricula-aligned, adaptable math readiness pathways. From self-directed placement and review, to co-requisite and multiple measures initiatives, EdReady pathways have limitless applications. When your...

        Standard Assessments

        IconThe standard cloneable assessments available for use or customization in EdReady. ...

        EdReady Marketing Toolkit

        IconThis marketing resource, inspired by NROC member feedback, was designed to support your EdReady initiatives. We are moved by your service to students, and we hope these tools help you make your institution’s EdReady experience positive and effective. View the EdReady Toolkit ...

        EdReady Go-Live Checklist

        IconThis checklist is for EdReady Administrators and points out the most important items to finalize on your site before you make it available for your students and instructors. ...

        Introduction to EdReady

        IconThese videos cover important topics to consider as you think about using EdReady, determining your use case, or setting up your Goals and Assessments.  We encourage you to return and review them as needed or share them with new staff who need to work in EdReady. Get Started with EdReady A high-level...

          Sharing EdReady With Instructors

          Instructor Quick Start Guide

          IconWe recommend sharing this file with any instructors that will be supporting students who use EdReady.  It provides a high-level navigation overview, access to the reporting tutorials, and information on getting technical support. ...

          Instructor Introductory Email - EdReady

          IconWhen your instructors are introduced to EdReady, we recommend that you send them an email with their goal key(s) and the information they need to help their students be successful. This is a sample email you can modify for your own purposes. ...

            Administrators

            Customizing Your Site

            Standard Assessment Scope

            IconA Google spreadsheet with the scope details for EdReady standard (cloneable) assessments. ...

            EdReady Visual Assessment Schema

            IconWhen customizing an assessment in EdReady, you can modify the assessment scope and initial diagnostic (from the full NROC Developmental Math curriculum). This file helps to show how the full curriculum, scope, and initial diagnostic are related and is a helpful illustration for those creating assessments. ...

              Managing and Organizing Your Site

              Naming Conventions for EdReady Goals and Assessments

              IconGuidlines for naming Goals and Assessments to allow you to easily identify groups of students and use cases in your EdReady site. ...

                Instructors

                Instructor Resources

                The Power of EdReady and Technology to Transform Learners: An Illustration

                IconOur members at OTAN shared this poster that demonstrates the dramatic change in attitude experienced by their welding students when they used EdReady to learn math. They not only overcame their fear of computers, but went beyond EdReady to use the internet to apply for jobs and take additional certifications,...

                EdReady Reporting Overview

                IconThis file provides a high-level description of the reports available in EdReady and a comparison of the details you will find in each (as well as access to the associated video tutorial). If you are not sure which report(s) will best meet your needs, this document will help you. ...

                Instructor Quick Start Guide

                IconWe recommend sharing this file with any instructors that will be supporting students who use EdReady.  It provides a high-level navigation overview, access to the reporting tutorials, and information on getting technical support. ...

                Student Milestones in EdReady's Reports

                IconThe EdReady student experience is made up of five major steps: this document summarizes each of these student milestones, what students can expect at each one, and how instructors can use reports to ensure that students are progressing. If your faculty/staff is able to help 'nudge' along students who...

                Reporting Videos - EdReady

                IconThese short videos cover the reporting functions available within the EdReady platform. Introduction to EdReady Reports Student Roster Report - EdReady Overview Report - EdReady Advanced & Custom Report Download (Topic and Learning Objective Progress) - Edready Advanced & Custom Report Download...

                Choosing an NROC Math Product

                IconThis poster compares the different products available for members to support mathematics instruction and intervention. The NROC Project's courses and web-based applications are organized in a side-by-side comparison, as well as along several continua, to help you and your colleagues determine which resource...

                  Students

                  Student Resources

                  Student "Quick Start" Guide

                  IconThis document highlights the information students need to know to get started with EdReady. In many cases, we have embedded it in the footer of your EdReady site's homepage, so that your students can easily access it. ...

                  Student Navigation Video (Single Sign-On) - EdReady

                  IconIntended for members who have a single sign-on integration to EdReady in place, this short video walks students through the process of using EdReady. Student Navigation Video (for institutions with Single Sign-On) - EdReady If instructors wish to share the video with students, they may use this URL: https://vimeo.com/edready/review/133709920/0134d252a4 ...

                  Student Navigation Video (Student Self-Registration) - EdReady

                  IconThis short video walks students through the process of registering for and using EdReady. In many cases, we have embedded this video in the footer of your EdReady site's homepage, so that your students can easily access it. Student Navigation Video - EdReady If instructors wish to share the video with...

                  EdReady Student Experience Guide

                  IconThis facilitation resource is intended to seed rich, offline conversation concerning the EdReady student experience. ...

                    Webinars


                    Webinars

                    Additional webinars are available on the Webinars page. You also want to view the use cases on the Case Studies page.

                    EdReady Logo NROC Info Session: EdReady Introduction and Demonstration
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                    For anyone interested in using EdReady with their students, this demonstration is a great place to start. We'll walk through the student experience, and then follow-up with a demonstration of EdReady's reports. Register Watch prerecorded session below: http://vimeo.com/171821524
                    EdReady Logo NROC Info Session: EdReady Introduction and Demonstration
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                    For anyone interested in using EdReady with their students, this demonstration is a great place to start. We'll walk through the student experience, and then follow-up with a demonstration of EdReady's reports. Register for the upcoming live session or watch prerecorded session below. Wednesday, O...
                    EdReady Logo Early Member Experiences with EdReady in Hawaii and South Carolina
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                    Join us for a closer look at two member experiences with EdReady over the summer. Leeward Community College used EdReady in a special college readiness (Compass prep) program. South Carolina's Office of Virtual Learning used the program to help ensure math readiness of middle school students as they...
                    EdReady Logo EdReady for College Placement Prep: A Closer Look at Implementations
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                    Join us for a closer look at two NROC member experiences using EdReady with a similar goal - Accuplacer Prep - but with very different audiences. Hudson County Community College is a large urban college in New Jersey and Mountain Heights Academy is an Online Public Charter School serving students gr...
                    EdReady Logo Using EdReady for Boot Camps
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                    Thinking of doing a boot camp this summer for your students? At South Mountain Community College (SMCC) many students place into developmental courses. For various reasons, these placements may not be accurate representations of the student's abilities. In an attempt to minimize inaccurate placement...
                    EdReady Logo Personalizing a Path to Mathematical Literacy in Adult Education Programs
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                    New technologies can help offer targeted study paths to personalize and accelerate math review. Hear about early experiences with EdReady.org, an NROC tool designed to support such efforts. Panelists will share lessons learned in adapting the platform to serve adult learners in Kentucky and Californ...
                    Scaling EdReady: Reflections on Year One of Statewide Implementation in Montana
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                    In 2014, with support from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) began an ambitious effort to scale EdReady Montana to serve learners from middle school through college who want to: Prepare for upcoming local math classes or curriculum Supplement their skills ...
                    EdReady Logo Math Readiness for Career Pathways
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                    Learn about new new career pathway options for students using EdReady to refresh their math skills. Working with an advisory committee of NROC members, Professor Cooksey has outlined math requirements for the 144 most commonly conferred degrees and certificates at US community colleges. From domains...
                    EdReady Logo Ivy Prep: A Bridge to Credit Bearing Courses
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                    Learn how Ivy Tech Community College is using EdReady to help incoming students improve their foundational Math skills in order to accelerate their path into their chosen program of study. Presenters from Ivy Tech Community College: Saundra King, Asst. VP for Remediation and Innovation; Kristin Oak...
                    EdReady Logo Adapting EdReady as an Alternative to Math Placement Exams: Part Two
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                    As part of broader efforts to redesign developmental education and refine placement practices at Jacksonville State University (AL), learn how EdReady is being used to diagnose gaps and develop mastery of prerequisite math concepts required for success in targeted college-level math courses includin...
                    EdReady Logo NROC Info Session: EdReady Introduction and Demonstration
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                    For anyone interested in using EdReady with their students, this demonstration is a great place to start. We'll walk through the student experience, and then follow-up with a demonstration of EdReady's reports. Watch prerecorded session below: http://vimeo.com/171821524

                    Marketing Toolkit

                    NROC Member Toolkit — EdReady

                    Tools and tips for promoting the use of EdReady at your institution

                    What you'll find:

                    This resource, inspired by NROC member feedback, was designed to support your EdReady initiatives. We are moved by your service to students, and we hope these tools help you make your institution’s EdReady experience positive and effective.

                    EdReady Logo

                    Right-click to download logo

                    STYLE GUIDE
                    • VIDEO access to the EdReady animated short
                    • POSTERS templates and background images
                    • FLYERS templates ready for use or adaptation
                    • WEB ADS images for online use and adaptation
                    • GOODS designs and ideas for EdReady-branded items
                    • YOUR IDEAS instructions and assets for producing EdReady communications

                    Tool #1 Video

                    https://vimeo.com/103148050
                    VIEW ON VIMEO | click here for embed code
                    This animated short quickly explains the whys and hows of EdReady. The video speaks to a learner’s perspective and benefits anyone requiring a basic introduction to EdReady.
                    Tips:
                    • Embed the video. Within your website, social media post, blog post, or other html content, simply copy and paste the code provided. If preferred you can also download a .mov file.
                    • Why embed? Embedding plays the video on your website, where you can include additional context and direct traffic to your custom EdReady login page.
                    • Show this video to students before they use EdReady. The video describes both why and how to use the program, and it reinforces the importance of dedicating time and effort to learn the provided material.
                    • Need changes? This animated short highlights general aspects of public and institutional EdReady use. It is possible to sponsor an adaptation of this video for your local area. Your custom video can include your logo and call-to-action. Ask us for details.
                    • Create your own local video. Your video production team can use the video file provided above to create an adaptation for your local audience. The voiceover script is provided here.

                    Tool #2 Posters

                    DOWNLOAD POSTERS
                    Even in a digital world, posters have the ability to interrupt and captivate onlookers. Hang EdReady posters in classrooms, computer labs, assessment centers, advising offices, bathrooms, and more.
                    EdReady Posters Tips:
                    • Choose a design. Select the imagery that best suits your audience.
                    • Customize the text. The PDFs provided on this drive contain editable text areas for the URL and bodycopy. Make each PDF your own by including details relevant to your institution.
                    • Print it! The posters are designed be printed in color at 11×17 inches (tabloid) or 8.5 x 11 (letter).
                    • Need more changes? Posters are designed with flexibility in mind. You can use the JPEG files with your own image editing software to add logos, text, or images in blank areas.
                    • Don’t have Photoshop? No problem! Print the JPEG file (or PDF) as desired, then write your messages with a permanent marker.
                    • Do have Photoshop? Source files are provided (PSD or AI) for your design and technical staff. Reference the EdReady-StyleGuide.pdf for more information.
                    • Printing limitations? Most printers will allow you to print color images in black and white.

                    Tool #3 Flyers

                    DOWNLOAD FLYERS
                    Flyers get the word out. Have EdReady flyers available in classrooms, computer labs, assessment centers, advising offices, and more.
                    EdReady Flyers Resources:
                    • NROC Member-specific overview flyer — Customize this piece with your institution's unique HippoCampus and EdReady URLs.
                    • EdReady square flyer
                    • HippoCampus square flyer
                    • NROC square flyer
                    • Don’t have Photoshop? No problem! Print the JPEG file (or PDF) as desired, then write your messages with a permanent marker.
                    • Do have Photoshop? Source files are provided (PSD or AI) for your design and technical staff. Reference the EdReady-StyleGuide.pdf for more information.
                    • Printing limitations? Most printers will allow you to print color images in black and white.

                    Tool #4 Web Ads

                    DOWNLOAD WEB ADS
                    With web ads, you can lead learners to additional information about your initiatives or directly to your own EdReady site.
                    Tips:
                    • Know how to code an html link? First, upload the image of your choice to your web server. Then, cut and paste the code below, replacing YourLink.com and YourImage.com with the correct URLs.
                    • Share freely! Web ads are more than just ads. Think of these as convenient images for social media, email, or any screen.
                    • Customize. A variety of images are provided; some include blank areas for addition of your logo and/ or text.
                    • Want to print? The Source Files folder contains PDFs, which can be scaled to any size. With vector graphics software, the PDFs can be opened and the image proportions can be adjusted (please don’t stretch or squish). If you need help contact us.

                    Tool #5 Goods

                    DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES
                    Physical goods can remind, motivate, and reward learners. Designs are provided for pencils, notebooks, and buttons.
                    EdReady Goods Resources:
                    • Pencils. Give learners extra incentive to take study notes and work-out problems on paper. This playful pencil includes a heat-sensitive barrel that changes color by touch.
                    • Custom notebooks. Create and purchase your own promotional notebooks. The designs provided match the specifications for this printer with your choice of color and interior page design.
                    • Buttons. Reward progress with playful buttons. The designs provided for these 1” buttons, match the specifications for this vendor.
                    • Got another idea? See the Style Guide document for advanced tools and tips. Should you wish to suggest an addition to this kit, please contact us.

                    Tool #6 Your Ideas

                    SHARE YOUR PROMOTIONAL CONCEPTS
                    Look through these member stories and be inspired. Have you executed an EdReady promotion that worked for you? We would love to hear about it! Contact us to share your story and images.
                    Resources:
                    • Style Guide. If your school is creating promotional materials or undertaking a campaign related to EdReady, be sure to read the document downloadable here (EdReady-StyleGuide.pdf) and pass it along to your technical and marketing staff.
                    • Goal Cards. The EdReady experience is designed to target groups of students who share common goals. These EdReady Goal Card Images represent a variety of career pathways and are formatted at the proper size to represent goals within the EdReady student interface.

                    MEMBER IDEAS:

                    Jacksonville State University:
                    Check-out Jacksonville State University’s (JSU) EdReady square flyer customization. Both the cover and inside text were adapted to promote JSU EdReady to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
                    JSU Media EdReady resources used:
                    • EdReady Square Flyer
                    • EdReady logo EdReady-StyleGuide.pdf
                    • Font used, Arial (commonly available font that works well with Proxima Nova)
                    • Try it yourself using this template

                    Rio Salado College: