In partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE), CalCurriculum has launched guidelines and resources focused on helping districts ensure they have high-quality instructional materials during distance learning.
CalCurriculum’s goal is to help districts adopt and implement quality instructional materials by providing independent reviews, actionable resources, and guidance tailored to the California context.
"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
"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." Carolyn Viss, Director, Stanislaus County Office of Education
"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
"California requires high quality materials that meet the needs of our diverse learners materials that challenge our most proficient learners and ensure that every student attains college, career, and civic readiness. This is a decision of immense importance to our children's future." Karin Foster, Orange County Department of Education
"Selecting the right instructional materials is a high-stakes, legacy decision that will affect a generation of students." Jody Guarino, Orange County Department of Education