June 28, 2016
Read guest commentary from Jeff Crawford, Secondary Math Specialist, from the Mead School District in Spokane, WA. Jeff shares how his work as a content reviewer helps him "pay it forward" to support teachers and students in his district and nationwide. As Jeff says: "At this HS math launch milestone, I was reminded that the EdReports.org review process is markedly different. EdReports’ tool is unique, using practitioner wisdom while drawing upon the standards and other seminal documents, e.g., the standards, progression documents, publishers’ criteria, and various tools like the IMET and EQuIP. Our tool is built for and by educators – for and by educators across the range of roles, governances, and localities. We created our tool with the primary intent to support educators so we may do what’s best for kids."
June 28, 2016
Matt Barnum featured EdReports.org and our new high school math reviews on the74million.org. In the article titled "Several HS Math Textbooks Not Aligned With Common Core, Ratings Group Finds," Executive Director Eric Hirsch was quoted about why our review process and tool prioritize the key concepts of focus, coherence, rigor and the math practices: “Our educators who designed the [evaluation] tool said, ‘If it’s not covering the right math, talking about how usable it is is not constructive.’”
June 28, 2016
DURHAM, N.C. — June 28, 2016 — EdReports.org, the nonprofit whose educator teams review instructional materials to determine alignment to Common Core standards, announced the results of its first round of reviews of high school mathematics textbooks. Five reports examining both three-course traditional (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) and integrated (I, II, III) sequences were published today, along with the review tool and evidence guides educators used in the process.
May 5, 2016
Twenty-two (22) new grade-level reports are now available, including:
The Math Learning Center's Bridges in Mathematics;
- McGraw-Hill Education's Everyday Math;
- Kendall Hunt's Math Innovations; and
- Origo's Stepping Stones.
We're also celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and recognizing all of our amazing educator Content Reviewers. #EdReportsReviewer
April 8, 2016
In this e-Alert, we welcome Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Schools (Jacksonville), Florida to our Board of Directors, share summaries of the 6 new grade-level reports available on the EdReports.org website: College Preparatory Math (CPM)'s Core Connections and Carnegie Learning Math Series, and preview our high school math review tool.
February 10, 2016
We hear time and time again that our educator reviewers are driven by the knowledge that their reviews directly support districts, teachers, and publishers seeking aligned, quality instructional materials. As teachers, coaches, and district- and state-leads, they know the value of being able to access information to make the right content decisions for their students. Hear directly from some of them about how they hope their work can inform and improve the field.