Our reviewers spend hundreds of hours analyzing instructional materials so that educators from across the country can learn more about which materials are in the market and how well these materials meet our criteria for alignment and usability. We continue to learn more about the ways that districts and teachers use our reports, and will be adding more resources to this section. Please contact us if you have ideas or requests for specific resources.
Webinar: HS Mathematics Reviews
Webinar: 3-8 ELA Review Process and Inaugural Results
Key Terms Throughout the Review Tool and Reports
Indicator: Specific item that reviewers look for in materials.
Criterion: Combination of all of the individual indicators for a single focus area.
Gateway: Organizing feature of the evaluation tool that combines criteria and prioritizes order for sequential review.
Alignment Rating: Degree to which materials meet expectations for alignment, including that all standards are present and treated with the appropriate depth to support students in learning the skills and knowledge that they need to be ready for college and career.
Usability: Degree to which materials are consistent with effective practices (as outlined in the evaluation tool) for use and design, teacher planning and learning, assessment, differentiated instruction, and effective technology use.
Webinar: Results of Instructional Materials and Common Core Alignment Analysis
Watch the March 4, 2015 release of the findings from our K-8 math instructional materials analysis.