EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. EdReports.org increases the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest-quality instructional materials. Drawing upon expert educators, EdReports.org's evidence-based reviews of instructional materials and support of smart adoption processes will equip teachers with excellent materials nationwide.
Rigorous college- and career-ready standards can improve and deepen student learning. To reach these standards, what is taught matters. Teachers need access to high quality, aligned instructional materials to support their classrooms.
Instructional materials that claim to be Common Core-aligned have saturated the market. Yet we know many of those claims have not been verified by a reliable source. Over 90% of districts report that identifying or developing Common Core-aligned materials is a challenge. Without an independent review to identify quality materials, the promise of Common Core cannot be realized.
EdReports.org was conceived at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands by a Design Team of the nation's leading minds in math, science, K-12 and higher education in response to fill this gap by reporting on the alignment and quality of instructional material programs.
Illinois math content specialist Dana Cartier: "Every educator in my state is constantly asking, 'What should I be using and how do I know if it's good?'" (Education Week, "Text Review Group Shares First Look at Its Process," 2014).
EdReports.org’s work is led by outstanding classroom educators, principals, district leaders and state administrators. Educators sit on our Board of Directors, inform our review tools and processes through learning tours and feedback sessions, and design and implement our review process. The EdReports.org Content Review Team, which analyzes the quality and alignment of instructional materials, consists of outstanding classroom educators, district coaches, and state content leaders who deeply understand the Common Core State Standards and the importance of high-quality instructional materials. The selection process includes an application, interviews and a work sample to ensure reviewers' mastery of the standards.
EdReports.org is funded by Broadcom Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation, the Samueli Foundation, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation.