August 23, 2015
August marks EdReports.org’s one year anniversary since we first brought educators together from across the country to review instructional materials for alignment. Our goal remains to ensure that educators have high quality, aligned materials that will support students in being able to meet rigorous standards. We are so proud of the work that our first cohort of 46 educators have done to elevate the conversation around high quality instructional materials. Since we launched our first set of 87 K-8 math reports in March, we have worked continuously to refine our resources and prepare a new cohort of 47 educators to conduct reviews so that we provide the best, most beneficial information to educators and those making district purchasing decisions.
July 8, 2015
Our Content Review Team members Sheldon Fine and Cheryl Shafer were featured in the Daily Beast sharing about the challenges that teachers face when they don't have materials that are aligned to the standards.
Read the full story written by Matt Collette on the Daily Beast website.
June 9, 2015
Since our spring launch of reviews that evaluate the alignment and usability of instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards, we have heard from educators, publishers, and members of the mathematics community about the strengths in our reviews and their suggestions for how to improve the reports to best serve the needs of the field.
May 20, 2015
Today the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) published a letter critical of EdReports.org and our review tool. The following is our response:
May 19, 2015
The unique EdReports.org process was one of the most challenging approaches to curriculum evaluation. However, during the process, there was a feeling that as educators we were on a mission to really have an impact on the education of students across America and make a difference for the teachers who need support in delivering effective Common Core-aligned instruction.
March 4, 2015
EdReports.org educators determine which math textbooks meet criteria for alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Durham, NC - March 4, 2015- EdReports.org, a new nonprofit that reviews instructional materials to determine alignment to Common Core standards, today announced the results of its first round of reviews. Their findings revealed that most of the K-8 mathematics instructional materials reviewed do not meet their criteria for alignment to the standards of the Common Core.