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Materials Alignment Toolkit

A suite of tools for evaluating the alignment of instructional and assessment materials to the Shifts and major features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Materials Alignment Toolkit was developed in partnership with Achieve and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Each tool evaluates a different type of material:

  • A comprehensive textbook or textbook series (IMET)
  • Lessons or units (EQuIP Rubric)
  • Grade or course-level assessments (AET)
  • Assessment passages and assessment items or tasks (Checklists)

Use the tools:

Select one of the tools below to find the relevant subject and grade version for the materials under evaluation, or, download the full toolkit here. For a full, tabbed and spiral-bound print version of the toolkit use these printing instructions.

Learn what's new in the Materials Alignment Toolkit.  Download an outline of all the resources referenced within the Materials Alignment Toolkit.


The Tools

Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)

A tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS

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EQuIP Quality Review Rubric

A tool for evaluating the alignment of lessons, units and modules to the CCSS. 

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Assessment Evaluation Tool (AET)

A tool for evaluating grade or course-level assessments for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS.

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Assessment Quality Criteria Checklists

A tool for evaluating assessment passages and assessment items or tasks alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS.

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