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

Author: Student Achievement Partners

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Professional development designed for groups preparing to review K-8 Math instructional materials. The modules are designed for groups to collaboratively build a deep understanding of the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET) alignment criteria and metrics and how they reflect the expectations of the Standards in advance of conducting a full review of materials. Through learning about the IMET structure, the Non-Negotiable and Alignment Criteria metrics, and seeing examples and non-examples, participants will gain a solid understanding of what alignment might look like in instructional materials.

Also included is "Conducting a Shared Review" which provides support for facilitators as they lead a shared review of a full set of instructional materials.

There are many steps involved with conducting a materials evaluation review.  Professional development modules are available to support building knowledge of the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET), planning a review, preparing a review team, and in-depth professional development for the review team using the IMET.

  • Introduction to the IMET:  Give a high-level overview of the IMET to various stakeholders with ELA/Literacy and math specific modules
  • Setting up the Review Process: Support leaders in designing and implementing a review process
  • Preparing a Review Team: Establish the mindset and expectations for review teams
  • Understanding the IMET: Introduction to the Criteria and Metrics of the IMET: Provide in-depth professional development on the IMET with ELA/Literacy & math specific modules

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