The instructional materials districts choose can make a difference. At EdReports, our reviews of English language arts (ELA) programs are designed to empower educators with high-quality content to support the kind of reading instruction that helps all students succeed in school and beyond.
EdReports’ review process for K-5 ELA instructional materials is built on a foundation of college- and career-readiness standards and well-established research about how students learn to read and write. Our reports reflect not only alignment to the standards but also whether or not materials include the innovations necessary to prepare students to master the content and skills in the standards.
This graphic shows where EdReports’ K-2 ELA review criteria overlaps with the elements of Scarborough’s Rope, a seminal illustration of the components of the reading process, and how those components work together, to address the complexity of reading acquisition. We hope to better illustrate how EdReports infuses the science of reading into our reviews and what we look for in quality materials.
EdReports’ Application of Scarborough’s Rope