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CUrriculum RAtings by TEachers (CURATE)

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.

Products Standards alignment Classroom application
Text quality and organization Classroom tasks and instruction Accessibility for students Usability for teachers Impact on student learning
Grades K–2
ARC Core (2017) shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Core Knowledge Language Arts (2015) shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
EL Education (2017) shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
ReadyGEN (2016) shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Wit & Wisdom (2016) shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Wonders (2017) circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations empty circle: Does Not Meet Expectations empty circle: Does Not Meet Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Grades 3–5
Core Knowledge Language Arts (2015) shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
EL Education (2017) circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
ReadyGEN (2016) shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Wit & Wisdom (2016) shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Wonders (2017) circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
Grades 6–8
myPerspectives (2017) shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating
StudySync (2017) shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations shaded circle: Meets Expectations Question mark in a circle: No Rating

Links: ELA/literacy rubric Download Word Document, Full reports

Key

shaded circle: Meets Expectations
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.
circle with lower half shaded: Partially Meets Expectations
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.
empty circle: Does Not Meet Expectations
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.
Question mark in a circle: No Rating
No Rating — Evidence is insufficient to generate rating.
 
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