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View the rubrics our CURATE panels use to evaluate curricular materials for (English Language Arts and Literacy; Mathematics; Science and Technology/Engineering; and Digital Literacy and Computer Science).
The last major changes to our rubrics were in August 2021 to more intentionally integrate inclusive and culturally responsive practice throughout the rubric indicators.
In August 2022, the CURATE Team updated the "Notes and Tips" sections rubrics to clarify language and understanding, but no substantive changes were made.
In August 2023, DESE updated the "Notes and Tips" and "Resources" sections of the rubrics. Although no indicator or criterion language was changed, the updates will strengthen reviewers' consideration of supports for English Learners significantly.
CURATE Digital Literacy and Computer Science Rubric
CURATE English Language Arts & Literacy Rubric (K–5)
CURATE English Language Arts & Literacy Rubric (6–12)
CURATE Mathematics Rubric
CURATE Science & Technology/Engineering Rubric
See where specific curricular materials in Math, ELA, and Science are used in Massachusetts
Explore other sites and resources designed to support curriculum
Achieve the Core: collection of resources supporting the use of standards-aligned materials
Council of the Great City Schools: framework for high-quality curriculum at the district level
EdReports: comprehensive reviews of dozens of ELA/literacy, math, and science programs
English Learners Success Forum: focused on making materials work for English learners
EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products): rubrics and much more
Evidence for ESSA: searchable, curated collection of research on math and reading products
Rubric for K–5 reading materials: from the federal government's Institute for Education Sciences
What Works Clearinghouse: also from IES, curated research on education products and topics
Last Updated: August 28, 2023
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