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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Blog Posts

August 26, 2016

A Golden Opportunity

Read guest commentary by Steven Helton, most recently the Director of Elementary Education with Rutherford County Schools, NC, currently working with Department of Public Instruction with NC Public Schools.

"It was my discovery of EdReports.org, their process, and comprehensive reviews that compelled me to become a reviewer on the EdReports team. The reports provide a golden opportunity to strengthen programs and support teachers."

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eAlerts

August 26, 2016

EDREPORTS AUGUST UPDATE

We are pleased to share the results of our inaugural grades 3-8 ELA material reviews. 22 grade-level reports will post Tuesday, August 30 on www.EdReports.org. These include Amplify (6-8), Bookworms (3-5), Collections (6-8), Expeditionary Learning (6-8), Reading Street (3-6), and ReadyGen (3-5).

Be on the lookout for detailed information and mark your calendar for our webinar September 14 from 4:00-5:00 PM EST.

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August 25, 2016

Updates to Alignment Designations and High School Math Reports

Two months ago, we released our inaugural high school math reports. After publishing these reports, we conducted our listening tour of educators, district leaders, publishers, and policymakers to identify strenghts and areas for improvement. Refinements to the website and to the review process are informed by these conversations. As Renee Sagaser, Superintendent of Schools in Fair Play, MO shared, “What we really appreciate about EdReports is that it helps us to see the differences between which materials are focused, coherent and rigorous, which ones are close, and which would require significant supplementing and adjusting to be aligned. With these changes, we can better identify the degrees by which materials meet – or do not meet – our needs of high-quality, aligned instructional materials.”

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