Though this literacy program uses leveled readers, it focuses on building knowledge through topic-based units and ensures students are not limited to a single reading level
How Wit & Wisdom Supports English Language Learners
Bringing complex content and instruction into a high-needs school district
Introducing a new evidence catcher to facilitate instructional materials decisions
Advice for where to ask--and find answers--to your education questions
A new framework for developing and implementing clear district-wide support for teaching and learning
Findings from a 2017 survey about instructional materials usage among educators
Finding unbiased information about instructional materials.
Public Prep Charter Schools created a new curriculum based on their teachers’ recommendations. Can you?
Identifying excellence in instructional materials
New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria
Learn about OUSD’s piloting process and find out what teachers thought of three popular ELA/literacy programs
How the Oakland Unified School District designed a teacher-centered materials review selection process
Core Knowledge's approach to literacy instruction
How Core Knowledge is different than other curriculum options
Core Knowledge's Linda Bevilacqua explains where purchasers can improve their CCSS understanding to make better decisions
A training leader explains how she customized the IMET PD training to better match the professional learning needs of her district’s educators.
First grade teacher, Adrienne Williams, describes the strengths and challenges of Core Knowledge Language Arts.
A Brookings Institution report explains how much we DON’T know about instructional materials in use in today’s classrooms.
An interview with Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools
An interview with Anne Schreiber, Senior VP of Learning Strategies, Renaissance Learning
Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews
Keep up-to-date with the latest media coverage of instructional materials
An SAP literacy specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users
Why Louisiana chose to share all its curricular reviews online and where you can see the findings
What are the differences between a traditional review and an IMET review? A teacher who’s done both explains.
How Milwaukee built a review team that reflected the needs of the teachers and students
Conducting a review was harder than expected, but it illuminated how critical this information is for publishers
Sue Pimentel, one of the lead writers of the Common Core, introduces the Publishers’ Criteria
How Louisiana communicated its alignment concerns to publishers
Educators from Granite Falls uncovered benefits to reviewing that they hadn’t anticipated
A teacher explains the unexpected connection she uncovered between materials reviews and the classroom
When is the right time to use the IMET? Whether you’re purchasing, supplementing, designing, or simply building capacity, the IMET can help.
Reviewing instructional materials for CCSS alignment means looking for evidence of the Standards and the Shifts
As instructional materials reviews are made public, how should states and districts use that information?
Today’s review teams will function differently than review teams of the past, requiring new skills and experience
Selecting and training the review team
Advice on selecting and training strong review teams
Even when districts approach materials review processes from different perspectives – and with different objectives – collaboration provides important benefits
Even though many districts are not in a position to purchase new materials in the short-term, training reviewers now is a smart long-term investment
Welcome to Aligned, a publication dedicated to the conversation about Common Core-aligned instructional materials
Breaking district and state lines in the journey toward finding Common Core-aligned materials
Details Louisiana's instructional materials review process
Designed by some of the lead writers of the Common Core, the IMET is a free tool that states and districts are using to evaluate the alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core
One district leader explains how joining the Instructional Materials Task Force offered an opportunity for collaboration, professional development and deeper clarity on the Standards