School systems have a unique opportunity to leverage parental involvement to accelerate student learning and forge trust.
Francisco Villegas details how the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools supports educators to develop materials adoption processes rooted in a shared vision and community priorities.
Learn about the benefits of embedded assessments, and how they ensure that what you assess aligns to what you taught.
EdReports reviewers from around the country share the importance of materials that speak to students' perspectives and lived experiences.
Read about the Mississippi Department of Education’s efforts to build trust and create buy-in at all levels during its adoption process by engaging a diverse range of stakeholders from beginning to end.
A group of rural Wisconsin school districts share lessons learned from a locally driven materials selection process.
The National Center for Teacher Residencies and EdReports highlight Phase 1 learnings from an innovative new pilot program to infuse curriculum literacy into teacher preparation.
Explore this graphic to see where EdReports’ review criteria addresses both college and career-ready standards and the science of reading.
EdReports Director of Mathematics, Tim Truitt, spoke with Georgina Rivera, incoming 2nd Vice President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), about her journey as an educator and how to achieve equity in mathematics classrooms. Read part one of their conversation.
Read part two of a conversation between EdReports Director of Mathematics Tim Truitt and Georgina Rivera, incoming 2nd Vice President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, about equitable mathematics and incorporating students' lives and experiences into the classroom.
As educators determine budget choices, new stimulus funds offer a powerful opportunity to make a long-term investment in students.
EdReports welcomed Janise Lane and Samantha Ashby from Baltimore City Public Schools to discuss building a strong relationship between teachers and district leaders when engaging stakeholders in the adoption process.
Dr. Paula Dillon and Francisco Villegas joined EdReports for a conversation on how to root an adoption process in the needs of your community, and why local priorities are vital to a successful curriculum selection.
The Next Generation Science Standards challenges how science was taught for decades. K-12 NGSS Teacher Morgan Martin answers common questions teachers are asking about making the shift to the NGSS Framework.
Teachers sound off on what every district leader should know about including educator voices in the materials adoption process.
EdReports welcomes educator leaders from Aldine Independent School District and New Teacher Center for a dialogue on designing an instructional vision for the materials selection process.
As schools consider updating their high school English language arts materials, taking a close look at the texts (aka, required reading) offered by a program, and how they align with the instructional content, should be central to any final decision.
How Daviess County Public Schools in Kentucky utilized EdReports’ enhanced reviews to transition to a remote and hybrid learning environment.
EdReports was joined by experts from UnboundEd and TNTP to discuss how we can close the equity gap for all students.
Dive into EdReports’ expansive case study of Rhode Island profiling nearly four years of transformational work to overhaul its curriculum selection practices and evolve the culture around instructional materials.
Science educator Lacey Wieser shares three ways to identify if you’re using high-quality science materials in your classroom.
A resource designed to guide curriculum adoption committees on how to determine the specific needs of the students and teachers in their local community.
Learn about the availability of programs aligned to college and career-ready standards and how regularly these aligned materials are being used in classrooms.
A resource to help adoption committees communicate the expectations for teaching and learning that creates a foundation for what the district considers effective instruction in a classroom.
Jamilah Hicks, EdReports ELA Content Specialist, and Liisa Potts, Former EdReports Director of ELA Review discuss the importance of vertical coherence in curriculum and how to select materials that meet this criterion.
Learn about Baltimore City Public Schools’ innovative instructional materials adoption efforts that prioritized engaging educators and community members throughout the process.
Veteran teacher and EdReports Reviewer Amy Cox shares four actions school districts can take to ensure students and teachers have high-quality instructional materials to support them through and out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
View version 1.0 of all EdReports review tools (review criteria and evidence guides) for mathematics, English language arts, and science.
Mississippi educator Deia Sanders talks about her work to elevate the importance of high-quality instructional materials in the Magnolia state.
EdReports Math Director Tim Truitt discusses common hurdles of remote instruction for mathematics and provides tips on utilizing instructional materials to accelerate learning.
Educator Tricia Parker shares how aligned curriculum can maximize teacher creativity as they inspire students at all levels to learn.
A new paper by the Carnegie Corporation of New York argues that innovations in professional development are not keeping pace with rigorous content standards.
Educator Jessica Faith shares how even without a formal leadership role, teachers can access opportunities to advocate and lead on behalf of students.
Explore technology information for standards aligned materials to better understand the digital design and capabilities that can support learning in person, remotely, or in hybrid formats
Educator Jamilah Hicks shares her story as a parent coping with remote learning when students don’t have access to the materials they need.
How to design an engaging virtual conference that elevates equity, accessibility, and community-building for attendees
EdReports reviewers share their hopes for this school year and the important role of instructional materials in aiding these hopes to become reality.
As districts launch adoption processes amidst the urgent need to find new ways to reach and teach students, technological capabilities have become a crucial consideration for new materials.
Educator Joshua Sawyer shares how instructional materials and high expectations are key to ensuring learning is accessible to all.
Dr. Sonja Santelises discusses the important role of quality curriculum as a powerful tool to support students and teachers through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Learn more about how instructional materials address remote learning needs and how publishers plan to evolve products.
Educator reviewers share why materials matter for equity and why the stakes for students are so high.
Educator Melody Arabo shares tips to empower teachers seeking quality materials to support their students.
When weighing the technology components of a materials purchase, it's important to understand the features that your current aligned materials offer.
The results of this initial release reveal a wide range of product capabilities that may affect how districts plan for the fall.
Math educator Tim Truitt shares how supporting teachers with quality instructional materials is key to addressing student learning gaps in the fall.
Game-changers educators should consider while rolling out new instructional materials whether students are learning in the classroom or learning remotely.
Use this tool to reflect on the availability, accessibility, and use of high-quality instructional materials to ensure your district has what it needs for re-entry in the fall and the return to in-person learning in the future.
To help provide technology information for materials that are standards aligned, EdReports has requested information from publishers to help consumers better understand the digital design and capabilities of their instructional materials.
As part of EdReports’ efforts to provide more information about the digital design and components of standards-aligned instructional materials, we have put together a list of key terms that are frequently associated with remote learning.
Read more about how approaching math from multiple entry points and using different strategies and tools to solve problems turned educator Lynn Smith's world around.
Read the latest findings from EdReports.org about the K-12 instructional materials market and what's being used in classrooms.
Whether students are learning in the classroom or at home, all instructional materials require meaningful vetting to determine if the content meets high standards and addresses the needs of local communities.
A first year principal’s story about COVID-19, the dedication of teachers, and the critical role of quality curricula.
This document answers frequently asked questions about EdReports’ ELA review process and how it addresses key research components often discussed when referring to the science of reading.
Educator Dr. Erika Henderson shares her leadership journey and how she seized opportunities to learn how to better advocate for her students.
Beginning in spring 2020, reports developed by EdReports.org will be using an updated version of our review tools.
By reviewing district data, you are grounding the upcoming work in your district’s unique context which will inform the decision-making for all of your stakeholders.
Read more about the resources, planning, and possible approaches to making a final materials adoption decision.
One of the most important steps in the adoption process is to winnow the field to a manageable number of programs so that committees can review each potential set of materials in depth.
Bringing together a collaborative team of educators in an adoption committee is an essential component of your adoption process.
Getting high-quality materials into classrooms is just the first step toward improving student learning. This is why considering how you will launch and implement new materials is a critical aspect of your adoption process.
Learn more from districts and educator leaders about key steps to take if you are considering piloting potential new materials.
An instructional vision articulates what teaching and learning should look like in a particular content area. Read examples from real districts.
One of the most critical components of a strong adoption process is taking the time to deeply investigate your options. This resource provides your team with a variety of approaches to investigate the programs after you have winnowed your list of options.
Learn from EdReports reviewers about how they are adapting to school closures and shifting daily learning for students online.
Hear from EdReports staff about how they navigate a virtual work environment and stay connected to team culture and colleagues.
Educator reviewer Tammy Macy shares the changes she's seen in her district in the five years since EdReports released its inaugural reviews.
Five years ago today we released our first math reports. Read more from executive director Eric Hirsch about how the materials market has changed, what’s happening in classrooms, and our plans for the future.
Educator Jonathon Medeiros tells a story about what happened at his school when students were given access to texts that challenged them to think and inspired them to learn.
EdReports chief strategy officer, Lauren Weisskirk, explains how states and districts can leverage greater use of high-quality instructional materials.
Take a look at some of the most popular stories, resources, and educator voices that made an impact in 2019.
Read one district's story about the power and lasting impact that comes with involving educators and the community at every step of the materials selection process.
English language arts specialists Stephanie Stephens and Tricia Parker share tips on how to identify if you’re using high quality foundational skills materials in your classroom.
First round of reviews of ELA Foundational Skills programs reveal that none of the five programs reviewed fully meet expectations for alignment to college- and career-ready standards.
Read more about why EdReports is reviewing supplemental foundational skills materials and what to consider when choosing a program for your local context.
EdReports English language arts team discuss the importance of aligned foundational skills materials in ensuring students learn to read.
Learn about how Fife Public Schools engaged educators and ensured teacher voice was integral to the district’s instructional materials adoption.
Louisiana teacher and EdReports reviewer Tammy Schales shares her story of how high expectations and quality materials transformed a student’s life.
Check out EdReports new video to learn more about how to find aligned curriculum, narrow your options, and ensure you choose the best program for your district.
EdReports Chief Academic Officer, Courtney Allison, shares her journey from her first years in the classroom to advocating for all students across New York City.
Educator Steve Lebel shares how he advocated for high quality instructional materials and inspired his colleagues to do the same for their students.
Read the story of a group of rural districts in Wisconsin that came together to strategically engage publishers and develop a new materials adoption culture.
Science educator and EdReports reviewer Minna Turrell describes her journey advocating for great content and resources to support teachers and kids in the classroom.
Explore the EdReports compare tool as a resource to support you throughout your district's materials adoption process.
Catch up on your instructional materials research and resources with EdReports recommended summer reading.
Read a new report from EdReports.org that offers key findings on the K-12 instructional materials market.
Learn more about our 2019 EdReports content reviewer training: who was there, what we accomplished together, and how we're preparing for the work ahead.
Educator Stephanie Stephens shares how EdReports annual reviewer training transformed her practice and helped her build a community.
Tyler Cronin shares his journey as an EdReports reviewer and how collaborating with fellow educators has impacted classrooms across Nebraska.
2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Melody Arabo, shares tips for how teachers can advocate for the materials they deserve.
Explore our presentation on EdReports instructional materials market share in early findings from the RAND American Teacher Panel.
Stephanie Gregson and Sam Shaw share their thoughts on the importance of empowering districts with information and how California is leveraging a suite of tools to ensure high-quality materials end up in front of students.
Four years ago today we released our first math reports. Hear from executive director Eric Hirsch about how the materials market has changed, the strides we've made for students, and the work that lies ahead.
EdReports.org announced the results of its first round of science reviews for grades 6-8. Its findings revealed that one of the six instructional materials series fully met criteria.
EdReports’ founding executive director, Eric Hirsch, recently spoke with EdWeek Market Brief about the impact EdReports has on district decision-making and how companies should prepare for—and respond to—ratings.
Educator Morgan Martin shares how EdReports science reviews can empower districts to choose quality materials and support a new kind of science learning for all students.
Explore the EdReports compare tool to learn more about the quality of instructional materials and help support your adoption process.
EdReports math reviewer, Dr. Sara Schwerdtfeger, shares how a supportive community and access to information empowers educators.
The Learning Professional explores the power of instructional materials when educators are engaged in selection and supported with meaningful, quality professional learning.
Before 2019 rolls around, let’s take a look back at the stories, resources, and voices that made the biggest impact on the #materialsmatter conversation.
In 2018, EdReports began to review a number of Florida state-specific titles. Learn more about this work and what it means for ensuring all students have access to high-quality instructional materials.
Educator Tim Truitt shares why mathematical modeling matters for student learning and the role instructional materials play in supporting teachers to provide modeling opportunities.
Meet four high school students who believe kids are most successful in the classroom when instructional materials are relevant and connect to them personally.
Meet Spencer, a high school junior, and Jessica, an EdReports.org math reviewer, and hear them talk about why high quality instructional materials matter for challenging, inspiring, and guiding students.
Meet Anna, a high school sophomore, and Tyler, an EdReports.org math reviewer, and hear them talk about why high quality instructional materials matter for engaging students and inspiring them to go further in their education.
Meet Jordan, a freshman in high school, and Taresa, an EdReports.org math reviewer, and hear them share why high quality instructional materials matter to ensure all students receive an equitable education.
Meet Jeneva, a high school freshman, and Toni, an EdReports ELA reviewer, and hear them talk about why high quality instructional materials are critical for student learning and success.
Meet Dakeira, a high school junior, and Amanda, an EdReports math reviewer, and hear them talk about the importance of teacher voice in selecting high quality instructional materials.
Educator Shannah Estep offers advice for districts about how to engage educators during the instructional materials adoption process.
Meet the reviewers and staff of EdReports! Learn what we do and why we're committed to ensuring all students have access to high-quality instructional materials.
Educator content reviewers explain how they work together to collect evidence about K-12 math and ELA programs to create a report that is then free, publicly available on our website, and out there to inform the field.
When EdReports reviewer Dr. Bryan Drost was ten years old he wrote a letter to a publisher complaining about all the errors in his textbook. His journey with instructional materials was only beginning.
Educator Kirsten Parr shares her rural district's selection story and the ways she and her team learned and changed with the support of EdReports.org.
Educator Jenni Aberli discusses three important questions parents can ask to know more about the quality of their children's materials.
Former Michigan Teacher of the Year, Melody Arabo, shares her tips for effective leadership and advocacy to start the new school year.
ELA Specialist Tricia Parker shares experiences from her time in the classroom that illuminated the importance of having high-expectations for all kids and the materials and resources needed to meet students needs.
Chief Strategy Officer, Lauren Weisskirk, shares a tale of two adoptions: one that planned a rollout for its new instructional materials and one that didn't.
Follow EdReports Director of Science Review, Sam Shaw on a journey from the classroom to leading our inaugural science review process
Educator Shannah Estep shares three tips that will set your adoption process on the right track and guide you in your quest for high-quality, aligned instructional materials.
Check out these three guidelines to follow to ensure instructional materials are standards-aligned, educator voice is effectively harnessed, and teachers are supported in using the materials to best meet the needs of all students.
As part of our efforts to empower districts to choose the best curriculum for their school communities, we created three resources to support the adoption process.
Educator Jennifer Johnson offers advice to small school districts about how to use EdReports reviews to increase capacity and adopt high-quality instructional materials.
High school English teacher Jodi Hufendick discusses the importance of teacher voice in the EdReports review process and why educator reviews are so vital to student learning.
Read about the challenges Newport-Mesa Unified School district faced, the important steps they took to ensure success, and the role EdReports played in their journey of instructional materials adoption.
Educator Stephanie Stephens discusses the importance of high-quality instructional materials for non-traditional students and how literacy can transform lives.
Teacher leader, EdReports board member, and advocate for students, Lauren Stuart, speaks to how our commitment to equity today will impact our collective future.
Educator Carolyn Glicklich discusses how EdReports empowers the voices and expertise of educators to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials.
Educator Adrianne Sublett talks about how EdReports.org supports teachers and high-quality instruction for all students.
Learn more about how educators are working together to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials.
Learn more about how educators are working together with EdReports to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials.
EdReports.org Board Member, Audra McPhillips, discusses the importance of passionate educators and high-quality materials in the lives of students across the country.
Learn from the latest research in the field about how instructional materials impact student learning and support teacher success.
Educators from across the country discuss the importance of their voices in the #materialsmatter conversation.
Educator Cynthia Nicholson discusses her thoughts about education as the great equalizer and the role instructional materials play in the effort.
Asking yourself the questions in our Knowing Your Starting Point Data Inventory guide will help you to reflect on past adoptions, identify key stakeholders, determine communications plans, and set criteria for choosing materials.
Educator Jenni Aberli talks about the importance of instructional materials in her own son’s life and how the materials he brings home are building his skills and shaping his future.
"Curriculum shapes the instruction that happens in the classroom." Elementary school teacher Donald Nicolas shares his thoughts on how curriculum and materials are impacting his students.
“High quality materials allow for coherence, for rigorous learning, to have students be excited by what’s going on in the world.” – Steve Lebel, teacher, NH
“There are thousands of us out here working. Let’s work together.” Educator Voice Matters. High School Teacher, Arthur Everett tells us why.
"All students, regardless of where they come from, deserve quality education." Educator Christina Daugherty talks about why equity in education is so important.
Read more about Stephanie's experience at ILA this summer and how it's preparing her to face new challenges as another school year begins.
EdReports.org instructional materials reviewers share why they spend hours every week to ensure districts have the information they need about the alignment and usability of material.
Educator Carolyn Glicklich reflects on how having great materials allows her to focus time and energy on differentiation and engagement.
EdReports.org announces the results of its first round of English Language Arts (ELA) reviews for grades K-2. Their findings revealed that two of the six instructional materials series reviewed fully met alignment criteria for all grades reviewed.
The following guide helps you to analyze how well your ELA materials are aligned and what adjustments you may need to consider in order to ensure that all students have access to high-quality materials.
The following guide helps you to analyze how well your math materials are aligned and what adjustments you may need to consider in order to ensure that all students have access to high-quality materials.
Read one superintendents' story about using free EdReports.org reviews to improve his district's selection process.
Teacher Bethany Lockhart shares her experiences with high quality materials and how this transformed her approach to teaching.
EdReports.org announces 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.
Educator Steve Helton discusses his experience as an EdReports reviewer and why high-quality materials are so important for teacher support and student learning.
Read guest commentary from Jeff Crawford about how his work as a content reviewer helps him "pay it forward" to support teachers and students in his district and nationwide.
Based on educator and publisher feedback, EdReports Board of Directors approved refinements to our review tool, methodology and reporting protocol.
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. Read our response.
EdReports.org educators determine which math textbooks meet criteria for alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
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