English language arts & literacy products — overview of ratings
Please note that CURATE panels review only products that have already been found by an independent evaluation process to be partially or fully aligned to college- and career-ready standards. For transparency's sake, the table below also lists any products submitted to CURATE but ineligible for panel review due to misalignment. If you're researching a product you don't see listed here, try EdReports. It's possible that it has not yet been submitted to CURATE, or, the product has not been determined to meet expectations for alignment to college- and career ready standards.
CURATE for K-2 Literacy holistically evaluates foundational skills for reading, within the domain of Standards Alignment. Currently, CURATE does not evaluate all of the components of foundational skills instruction. Educators are encouraged to more closely examine this strand when considering instructional materials for K-2 Literacy, using a tool such as the EdReports Foundation Skills Review Tool or the Student Achievement Partners Foundational Skills Guidance Document. Both resources make clear the criteria for evidence-based foundational reading instruction.
Links: ELA/literacy rubric , Full reports
Meets Expectations — Most or all evidence indicates high quality; little to none indicates low quality. Materials may not be perfect, but Massachusetts teachers and students would be well served and strongly supported by them.
Partially Meets Expectations — Some evidence indicates high quality, while some indicates low quality. Teachers in Massachusetts would benefit from having these materials but need to supplement or adapt them substantively to serve their students well.
Does Not Meet Expectations — Little to no evidence indicates high quality; most or all evidence indicates low quality. Materials would not substantively help Massachusetts teachers and students meet the state's expectations for teaching and learning.
No Rating — Evidence is insufficient to generate rating.