November 16, 2018

Materials Adoption 101: Engage Educators Upfront

Educator Shannah Estep offers advice for districts about how to engage educators during the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instructional materials adoption process. Keep Reading

July 15, 2018

A Case Study from Newport-Mesa Unified School District

In 2017, Newport-Mesa Unified School District took on the task of adopting a new K-5 math program. The team was committed to a teacher-led, alignment focused process which would bring high-quality materials to every elementary school student in the district. Read more about the challenges Newport-Mesa faced, the important steps they took to ensure success, and the role EdReports played in their journey of instructional materials adoption.

Building Capacity and Consensus Through a Teacher-Led Materials Adoption is a story about how much materials matter for student learning and the choices communities can make so that all students succeed.  Keep Reading

February 7, 2017

Pivot Learning and Team Up to Help CA Districts Select the Best Instructional Materials for Their Students

Because of the large number of state approved materials, California districts have often been challenged to identify the materials that are best aligned to the Math and English Language Arts content standards. Throughout the curriculum adoption process, districts can benefit from objective, detailed reviews of state approved curriculum. Outside reviews can provide comprehensive information about the quality and alignment of instructional materials so that district leaders can make the best choice for their teachers and students.

The California Curriculum Collaborative, an initiative of Pivot Learning and,  provides the rigorous independent reviews that districts and charter schools need. Keep Reading


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