Blog Posts

December 12, 2016

Know the Materials

By Bethany Lockhart, Teacher, CA
I'm always thinking about what I need to teach and how to structure my lesson to best support my students. Until recently, I’d been trying to do this all from scratch, which led to lots of sleepless nights and hours and hours of lesson planning and searching the internet for quality lessons. Recently it hit me: I don't need to create lessons every day in order to support the students in my classroom!

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eAlerts

November 4, 2016

EDREPORTS NOVEMBER UPDATE

We recently published new reviews of high school math instructional materials. After reviewing nine series, we found that two met criteria for alignment in all three review gateways: 1) focus and coherence; 2) rigor and mathematical practices; and 3) instructional supports and usability. Read the full reviews or compare all series and titles. View our webinar to learn more about the HS mathematics review process.

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Blog Posts

November 3, 2016

Kids Deserve to Learn from the Best Materials

We caught up with Jana Bryant, Math Instructional Coach with Daviess County Public Schools in Kentucky. Jana shares how rigorous college and career-ready standards can improve and deepen student learning, and in order to reach these standards, how much what is taught in the classroom matters. She also shares more about her experience as an EdReports.org reviewer.

Why do quality instructional materials matter for teachers and kids?

Teachers and students deserve resources that are up-to-date with the technology that is present in their homes and schools.  

Kids deserve to learn from the best materials. Teachers should be able to spend the majority of their time engaging with and offering feedback to their students, and refining their own instruction. Many teachers spend too much time searching for and creating their own standards-aligned resources. Teachers use instructional materials as a crucial guide to indicate if they are holding students and themselves to the correct level of expectations intended by the standards.

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eAlerts

September 8, 2016

EDREPORTS SEPTEMBER UPDATE

Last week, we published our inaugural reviews of ELA curriculum materials. After reviewing 22 grades across seven series, EdReports.org found that:
  • 3 series met expectations for alignment and usability;
  • 3 series partially met expectations for alignment; and
  • 1 series did not meet expectations for alignment.
To learn more about our findings directly from our team and leaders in the field, register for our live webinar to be held on September 14 from 4:00-5:00 PM EST.

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Blog Posts

September 7, 2016

Putting Students First

"What I love about the EdReports.org process is that it prioritizes the factors that are most important for supporting students." Read the full guest blog post by Maya Lars, National Board Certified Teacher and reading specialist, Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools. 

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Press Releases

August 30, 2016

EdReports.org reviews find some ELA textbooks better meet criteria for alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) than others

Durham, NC — August 30, 2016 — EdReports.org, a nonprofit that offers free reviews of instructional materials to determine alignment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), today announced the results of its first round of English Language Arts (ELA) reviews. Their findings revealed that three of the seven instructional materials series reviewed fully met alignment criteria.

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