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Instructional Materials, Resources and Course Supports

Implementing the State Learning Standards

Achieve
This website helps states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards, as well as the evidence base used to support the standards. Resources include instructional support and alignement resouces, as well as implementation planning tools.

Achieve the Core
A website dedicated to helping students and teacher see that their work will lead to greater achievement. Resources include lessons, student writing samples, tools for planning an professional development modules.

Early Learning
An OSPI program designed to align educational support for our public schools and provide opportunities to young children from birth to 3rd grade.

Educational Technology
An OSPI program promotes and supports the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

English Language Proficiency Standards
Adopted in April of 2014, the English Language proficiency standards connect the five levels of language acquisition to the standards identified in the Common Core (ELA).

National Center on Disability and Access to Education
This center exists to address issues of technology and disability in education policies and practices to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
This site provides resouces for educators, parents, students, publishers, and others interested in learning about print or technology based materials that serve a wide range of student learning variabilities.

Assessment

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
This website provides resources that support districts, schools and teachers in improving instructional practice in order to help ALL students succeed.

Smarter Balanced Digital Library
With over 2600 resources, the digital library is a critical component of the Smarter Balanced system of assessment that will improve day-to-day teaching and learning. Resources span K-12 and are aligned to Washington State Learning Standards for English language arts and math.

Practice and Training Tests
These practice tests have been developed to help practitioners become familiar with the system, functionality and item types that align with ELA and math content.

Materials Adoption

Conducting an Instructional Materials Review
These resources provide guidance for selecting materials, in addition provide resources such as what to consider when adopting materials, publisher's criteria, rubrics and review processes.

Educators Evaluating Qualitative Instructional Products (EQuIP)
Student Achievement Partners (SAP), has designed this rubric to help schools identify high-quality materials aligned to the CCSS.

Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)
Student Achievement Partners (SAP) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), has designed this K-12 tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS.

EdReports.org
An independent nonprofit that publishes free reviews of instructional materials, using an educator-designed tool that measures alignment, usability, and other quality criteria. The reports help districts and educators make informed purchasing and instructional decisions that support improved student outcomes.

Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. These resources may be used free of charge, distributed without restriction, and modified without permission
This site also includes reports from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Washington State OER reviews.

 

   Updated 12/27/2016

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