Explore key resources for school board members and district leaders on how adopting and appropriately implementing high-quality learning materials can drive student progress and set educators up for success.
Redefining Engagement: How Baltimore City Schools Transformed its Approach to Adopting Instructional Materials
Read Baltimore’s story about the power and lasting impact that comes with involving educators and the community at every step of the materials selection process.
Building Buy-in: Rhode Island’s Comprehensive Approach to Selecting High Quality Curricula
Dive into EdReports’ expansive case study of Rhode Island profiling nearly four years of transformational work to overhaul its curriculum selection practices and evolve the culture around instructional materials.
Big Changes in Rural Wisconsin: Improving the Instructional Materials Process
Read the story of a group of rural districts in Wisconsin that came together to strategically engage publishers and develop a new materials adoption culture.
The Power of Engaging All Educators During an Instructional Materials Adoption
Learn about how Fife Public Schools in Washington engaged educators and ensured teacher voice was integral to the district’s instructional materials adoption.
States Leading the Way
Examples from Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Virginia implementing elements of HQIM in a variety of subjects.
Accelerate, Don’t Remediate
TNTP on the impact of Zearn’s high-quality math curriculum on accelerating, rather than remediating, student learning.
Successful Implementation of High-Quality Instructional Materials
Center for American Progress case studies on HQIM in Tulsa, OK; Fort Dodge, IA; and Orange County and Pasco County, FL.
Resources for School Board Members and District Leaders
TNTP Opportunity Myth Report
Research supporting the need for consistent opportunities for students to work on grade-appropriate assignments, strong instruction that puts most of the thinking on students, a sense of deep engagement, and high expectations to meet grade-level standards.
EdTrust’s Literacy and Math Assignment Analysis Guides
Use these guides to determine whether classroom assignments align with college and career-ready standards.
NIET High-Quality Curriculum Implementation Guide
Focuses on supporting teachers in implementing high-quality instructional materials in the classroom, with emphasis on high-quality professional learning.
TNPT Student Experience Toolkit
Assess the equitability of your current instruction and support systems in asking students about their experiences. With this tool, you can monitor students’ access to grade-appropriate assignments and strong instruction and explore strategies to address inequities.
EdReports Key Questions
A set of questions to guide critical conversations about curriculum with district leaders.
EdReports Reports Center
View reports and ratings on curricula used by districts across the country to see how your district’s materials compare. You can also compare instructional materials in English, math, and science across grade levels to make sure your curriculum fits the needs of your students and schools.
EdReports Remote Learning Instructional Materials
Use this tool to reflect on the availability, accessibility, and use of high-quality instructional materials to ensure your district has what it needs for re-entry in the fall and in the future.
5 Ways Teachers Can Advocate for Better Material
Step-by-step recommendations to empower teachers to advocate for better materials in their classrooms.
How I Used EdReports to Advocate for High-Quality Materials
Hear directly from a teacher who pushed himself to advocate for better materials for his district through encouraging educators to act on their position as experts in their field.
Use this 6-step process to streamline the process of selecting and implementing high-quality materials with a strong focus on standards-aligned materials.
6 Strategies to Engage Stakeholders
in the Curriculum Review Process
Learn more about how Mississippi overhauled their previous curriculum review process in favor of one that prioritizes high-quality materials.