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50 Exemplar or Exemplar If Improved Lessons and Units Publicly Available to Educators
10/28/2014 1:39:09 PM

Are you looking for high quality, CCSS aligned lessons?

Achieve announced today 50 Common Core State Standards Lessons/Units are available for educators to utilize in their classrooms. Achieve launched the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) initiative to build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools. EQuIP builds on a collaborative effort of education leaders from Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island that Achieve facilitated, which resulted in a set of criterion-based rubrics designed for educators to use in evaluating the quality and alignment of lessons and units.

To date, this group has included 55 educators who collectively represent 875 years of classroom experience. The EQuIP Peer Review Panel has reviewed and provided constructive, criterion-based feedback on close to 200 lessons or units. Achieve announced today that 50 lessons and units rated Exemplar or Exemplar if Improved. The Exemplar rating indicates that a lesson or unit is well-aligned with the Common Core and ready for immediate use in classrooms; lessons or units rated Exemplar if Improved are aligned and require some improvement in one or more dimensions of the rubric. These materials reflect all grade bands (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) in both mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

To learn more about EQuIP or download exemplary lessons and units, please visit www.achieve.org/EQuIP.

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