Selecting instructional materials is one of the most important decisions a district will make. Click here to read more about our guidance for materials adoption in 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.
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.
I see schools and districts grapple with the challenge of evaluating dozens of instructional materials in order to find high quality curricula. It is no small task. This site helps to meet the growing demand from counties, districts, schools and teachers.
Selecting the right instructional materials is a high-stakes, legacy decision that will affect a generation of students.