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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)

Grades K–High School

A tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS. For use with ELA/literacy materials for grades K-2 or 3-12 and for mathematics materials K-8 or high school. The IMET is a tool within the Materials Alignment Toolkit, developed in partnership with Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS).

Use this tool to:

  • Inform decisions about purchasing
  • Evaluate previously purchased materials to identify neces­sary modifications
  • Build understanding of what aligned materials look like

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The Tools

Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool for Grades K-2 ELA

A tool for evaluating comprehensive ELA/literacy curricula.

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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool for Grades 3-12 ELA

A tool for evaluating comprehensive ELA/literacy curricula.

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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool for Grades K-8 Mathematics

A tool for evaluating comprehensive mathematics curricula.

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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool for High School Mathematics

A tool for evaluating comprehensive mathematics curricula.

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Professional Development

Introduction to the Criteria & Metrics of the IMET: Mathematics Professional Development

Professional development designed for groups preparing to review K-8 Math instructional materials using the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET) to ensure reviewers have the precise meaning of each metric. Module includes presentation, handouts and facilitator guide.

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Introduction to the Criteria & Metrics of the IMET: ELA/Literacy Professional Development

Professional development designed for groups preparing to review K-12 English Language Arts / Literacy instructional materials using the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET) to ensure reviewers have the precise meaning of each metric. Module includes presentation, handouts and facilitator guide.

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