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Curricular and Instructional Resources - Mathematics 

High-quality resources are a critical component in the design of learning experiences that will put students on the path to college and career.

The Office of Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum offers a collection of curricular and instructional resources to assist educators in the design of such learning experiences. Resources run the gamut from curriculum review tools to tasks designed to address the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

EdReport Instructional Materials Review Guide

EdReport, an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education, has created a toolkit to help educators use EdReport reviews to analyze how well instructional materials are aligned to college and career-ready standards and what adjustments may need to be considered to ensure that all students have access to the materials they deserve.



EQuIP Lesson and Unit Review Tools

EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

EQuIP Rubric - The EQuIP mathematics rubric is designed to evaluate:

  • Lessons that include instructional activities and assessments aligned to
          the CCSS that may extend over a few class periods or days
  • Units that include integrated and focused lessons aligned to the CCSS that
          extend over a longer period of time
  • The rubric is not designed to evaluate a single task or activity
  • The rubric does not require a specific template for lesson or unit design

EQuIP Electronic Feedback Forms - The EQuIP Rubric electronic feedback forms are organized by each dimension in the rubric with space to indicate which criteria are observed or not observed in the lesson or unit, a space to provide written feedback and suggestions for improvement, and a space to assign a dimensional rating. The last page of the feedback form is used to assign an overall rating and provide summary feedback and suggestions for improvement.

To use these forms you must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader downloaded to your computer. If you are a Mac user, you will need to set your default reader to be Adobe Reader instead of Preview. If you are using a tablet, please download the free Adobe Reader app to your tablet. If you plan on using a tablet, please create an Adobe Reader account on the Adobe website. This will allow you to save your work on the Adobe Cloud.

EQuIP Rubrics and Quality Review Training Materials - The purpose of these training materials is to develop a group's knowledge and understanding of the EQuIP 
Quality Review Process, which is designed to increase the ability of educators – and educational leaders – to identify and create quality instructional materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Specifically, participants will explore what effective observations and criterion-based feedback look like and experience the process of reviewing instructional materials using the EQuIP Quality Review criteria, rating scales, and rating descriptors.

These training materials are designed to be comprehensive, allowing an individual or group to gain understanding of the EQuIP rubrics and complete a quality review process. The materials provided for each session include facilitator's notes, slide deck and a single lesson or unit for review, as well as any additional materials needed to complete the review process.


Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

K–8 Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics - The lead writers of the CCSSM, Jason Zimba, Bill McCallum, and Phil Daro, created this document to assist publishers in developing instructional materials that promote a “faithful” implementation of the CCSSM.  It is also intended to be a resource for LEAs when adopting new materials or assessing the value of those currently in use within their schools.  Additionally, while remaining true to the principles of focus, coherence, and rigor, the Criteria offer a rubric to facilitate the evaluation process and provide guidance for science and technical subjects with respect to mathematics.

High School Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics - The High School Publishers' Criteria aim is to provide clear and specific guidance for selecting or developing new instructional materials or for revising or supplementing existing materials. Remaining true to the principles of focus, coherence, and rigor, these criteria were designed to address the issues specific to high school mathematics materials and instruction.
The Publishers' Criteria were developed by the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Governors’ Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the Council of the Great City Schools, and Achieve.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project has designed a collection of tools to enable educators to evaluate the quality of mathematics curriculum resources with respect to the CCSS. Tools consider a resource’s alignment to both the Standards for Mathematical Content as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practice.  Additionally, the document provides a professional development facilitator’s guide, an accompanying PowerPoint, and a tool relating to the equity, formative assessment options, and technological assets of a resource.