Get direct support to find and use high-quality instructional materials that advance student learning and equity in your school, district, region, or state.
EdReports is a non-profit organization designed to increase the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest-quality instructional materials. Excellent curricula that advance student learning and support inclusive and affirming classroom environments are available, but too often these materials are not being used.
From our experience working with partners, many factors can contribute to changing this reality: awareness of the importance and characteristics of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM), state policies and practices that prioritize and/or facilitate the adoption of HQIM, district selection processes that dedicate the time and investigation necessary to identify materials that reflect local needs and fully invest all stakeholders in decision-making, and materials implementation plans that include clear indicators of success to monitor progress.
EdReports works directly with school systems, regional service providers, and state departments of education in each of these key areas.
Research shows that high-quality instructional materials make a difference for student learning. EdReports can partner with your school system to create and foster the conditions that enable the adoption and implementation of high-quality instructional materials.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that all students have equitable access to the education necessary to achieve their full potential. A key aspect of this is that all students receive strong, standards-aligned instruction and access to high-quality instructional materials. EdReports has been an instrumental partner as we’ve worked to provide statewide leadership that informs and supports the decisions made locally related to curriculum and instructional materials.”
Cory Epler, former Nebraska Department of Education Chief Academic Officer
The process through which you identify and select new materials can make or break the success of implementation. EdReports can provide critical support and expertise to states, regional offices, and school systems throughout an adoption process.
“We really valued the adoption process and wanted to roll that into our work. That’s why it was so important to bring in external groups like EdReports to not only talk about why materials matter, but why the adoption process itself matters.” Phyllis Lynch, Director of the Office of Instruction Assessment and Curriculum, Rhode Island Department of Education
Early implementation efforts provide an opportunity to invest educators across a school system in newly adopted instructional materials. EdReports supports partners with key aspects of the implementation of materials.
“The partnership with EdReports has been a driving force behind this work and what we've been able to accomplish as a state. Educators know where they can find independent information about the many available programs and understand why materials matter. Through EdReports' expertise, knowledge, and resources around smart adoption practices, districts have also had the tools to narrow down choices based on their local needs and priorities. EdReports is always looking forward to what districts need and how the organization can offer its support.”
Sherry Birchem, Director – Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies Ohio Department of Education
Prioritize high-quality instructional materials as a lever for student equity and an important support for teachers
Ensure that local context and instructional vision drive decision-making
Engage and prioritize diverse stakeholders, including educators, students, and families, in instructional materials work
Center the needs of students who have been least well-served by our education system
Provide information about instructional materials and strong selection processes, not recommendations about what to select
Work alongside and in collaboration with our partners, services are tailored to partners’ specific needs and contexts
EdReports is a certified provider in Rivet Education’s Professional Learning Partner Guide which helps educators find and connect with professional learning providers who meet their curriculum learning needs.