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January 24, 2017

EdReports January Updates

This month, as our educator review teams continue to put in hundreds of hours completing reviews, I'm excited to not only reflect on our progress from 2016, but share our timeline for publishing more reviews in early 2017.

We now have almost 200 grade/course instructional materials reviewed at www.edreports.org. These reports represent the work of accomplished educators meeting weekly for thousands of hours over the past year. It is the dedication of these educators that led to a great 2016 in which we:

Looking forward, we have approximately 100 grade and course level reviews that will be published in the next few months. We will post these new reviews – including our inaugural K-2 ELA reports – starting in February and continuing throughout the spring. You can find the materials currently under review on the website and let us know which materials you would like to see reviewed.

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November 4, 2016

EdReports November Updates

We recently published new reviews of high school math instructional materials. After reviewing nine series, we found that two met criteria for alignment in all three review gateways: 1) focus and coherence; 2) rigor and mathematical practices; and 3) instructional supports and usability. Read the full reviews or compare all series and titles. View our webinar to learn more about the HS mathematics review process.

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September 8, 2016

EdReports September Updates

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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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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August 26, 2016

EdReports August Updates

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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July 20, 2016

EdReports July Updates

We're excited that our first high school math reports are now posted on www.EdReports.org. Five new reports, each covering three courses, are posted and include evidence detailing whether the materials met our expectations for focus, coherence, rigor, mathematical practices, and instructional supports and usability. You can read more about our methodology in this e-alert and on our website. 

Of the five reports, one series - Core Connections (CPM) - met criteria for alignment in all three review gateways: 1) focus and coherence; 2) rigor and mathematical practices; and 3) instructional supports and usability.  Reviewers noted positive evidence that can benefit teachers and students across all of the series. Highlights from the first round of high school reviews include:

  • Core Connections (CPM) (traditional): Met Expectations for Gateway 1, Gateway 2 and Gateway 3
  • Carnegie Learning (traditional): Partially Met Expectations for Gateway 1 and Gateway 2
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (traditional): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1
  • Pearson (integrated): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1
  • Springboard College Board (traditional): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1

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