New Opportunity!

We are looking for CA districts to pilot a new guide in their district setting by examining their current instructional materials. The pilot will take place during October 2024. Qualifying districts will receive a $2,300 stipend. For more information, click here.

Guidance on Instructional Materials for California

Curriculum shapes the instruction that happens in the classroom. The good news is that schools and teachers no longer need to accept materials that are less than par or fail to align closely to their state’s high quality standards. Many more excellent materials have come to market and decision-makers have a powerful tool in EdReports to help them know which ones are worth their time and which programs they should avoid.

Sue Pimentel and Jason Zimba
Lead writers of the Common Core State Standards

Choosing the right materials is one of the most critical instructional decisions that superintendents make. When high-quality, aligned materials are used in classrooms, we know that we are setting up our teachers and students for success. When we get the decision right, we ensure that high quality, aligned materials are being used throughout our classrooms.

Glenn “Max” McGee
Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District

We’re Here to Help.

CalCurriculum helps districts adopt and implement great instructional materials through support tailored to the California context. Our website features a Reports tool from EdReports that provides independent reviews of instructional materials across content areas to support local decision making. Click the button below to learn more about the EdReports review process and check out the reports.

Why Instructional Materials Matter

High-quality instructional materials are key to providing equitable access to the grade-level content that all students deserve. Research indicates that instructional materials play a crucial role in student learning and preparing them to be college and career-ready. Click here to learn more about why instructional materials matter.