July 13, 2017
Since 2015, EdReports has worked with over 300 educator reviewers who collaborate with one another to create our reports. These educators are classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and district and state leaders who meet weekly in virtual professional learning communities to evaluate instructional materials.
Often reviewers share with us and each other why they spend hours every week to ensure that districts have the information they need about the alignment and usability of available instructional materials. They share why they believe materials matter so much. We've captured three of those powerful reasons to share with you.
May 1, 2017
By Carolyn Glicklich, 4th - 7th Grade Learning Specialist, Manhattan
I have hours to think when I’m running. Among these thoughts are my job, my life, my students. Now that it’s almost the end of another school year, a recent jog turned into a reflection on how far my students have come and how we’ve worked to get here.
Running a marathon requires close attention to pacing. Too fast and I bonk. Too slow and my attention wanes. Each marathon brings a new challenge and another training plan, a proven method to support runners through 26.2 miles. It also requires passion. I cover hundreds of miles and train for hundreds of hours to be ready to succeed and cross the finish line.
April 18, 2017
EdReports.org, a nonprofit that provides free online reviews of instructional materials, announced the results of its first round of English Language Arts (ELA) reviews for grades K-2. Their findings revealed that two of the six instructional materials series reviewed fully met alignment criteria for all grades reviewed.
February 23, 2017
Guest blog by Glenn “Max” McGee, former Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District
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.
If we get it wrong, we will end up spending time, money, and human capital on augmenting or fixing the content over the next several years.
December 12, 2016
August 26, 2016
Read guest commentary by Steven Helton, most recently the Director of Elementary Education with Rutherford County Schools, NC, currently working with Department of Public Instruction with NC Public Schools.
"It was my discovery of EdReports.org, their process, and comprehensive reviews that compelled me to become a reviewer on the EdReports team. The reports provide a golden opportunity to strengthen programs and support teachers."