To celebrate NDLW, today, we would like to remind students, advisors and faculty about EdReady.

The EdReady Montana program is a personalized, free, no-credit, online program that helps students master the mathematics skills they need to succeed: to help students raise their math placement score, to prepare for an upcoming math course, to fill in any gaps in general math skills, or to supplement a particular math course. Since the program is online, you can work on the material at your own pace whenever it best fits into your schedule. You will also receive support throughout the learning process that includes progress checks, help with the math content if needed and technical support.

For students who intend to major in a non-STEM track (those who will need to take M105 or M115 to satisfy their major requirements), completion of the EdReady module designed specifically for that class will serve as a substitute for the placement test. While this may take more time than a test, results have shown that students are able to avoid taking developmental math classes and are more prepared for their (M105 or M115) math class because they get to brush up on the skills needed for success in that course prior to the first day of class!

Curious about how EdReady works? Check out this three-minute video: "How The EdReady Montana Program Works."

EdReady Montana is a Project of Montana Digital Academy (MTDA), housed at the University of Montana. MTDA is the state-wide online supplemental education program for the state of Montana. Started by the Montana Legislature in 2009, the program has grown to serve over 500 schools state-wide with their essential and extended programming including the EdReady Montana Program which is privately funded by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation since inception in 2014.

To learn more about EdReady Montana and sign up, contact UM's EdReady Coordinator Lauren Fern at fernl@mso.umt.edu.