How Changes to State Assessments May Impact the Efficacy of Your Instructional Materials

Online Assessment

State departments of education generally revise state assessments when the standards for the content area have been revised. In such circumstances, districts generally purchase new materials. However, as this blog post discusses, several forces may cause state education leaders to implement widespread changes to state assessments, as recently occurred in Texas. Starting with the spring 2023 administration, the Texas state assessments will be administered online and will include 14 new types of questions, cross-curricular passages, and evidence-based writing. 

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New Curriculum Review: Holt McDougal Biology Review

Does your district own Holt McDougal Biology? If so, take a look at Learning List’s reviews, which include a review of alignment to the streamlined science TEKS.

New Review of Science Materials

Holt McDougal’s Biology is a comprehensive program designed to support Texas high school Biology. The content is available in print and digital formats, in both English and Spanish. While this material is no longer sold by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Learning List recently reviewed the digital version of the material to meet subscribers’ requests.

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New Product: Newsela ELA

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Do your teachers need texts and resources to supplement ELA instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Newsela ELA.

Newsela is a digital platform that provides diverse content, lessons, and activities intended to supplement core curriculum in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, or science. Learning List recently reviewed the content for ELA. The program intends to provide engaging content and lessons that offer relevance, choice, and skills practice to complement districts’ ELA instruction and core materials. 

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Research on Effective Tutoring Techniques

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Late last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona set out his Vision for Education in America. He discussed the importance of keeping schools open and strategies for helping students catch up and succeed, including targeted, intensive (high-dose) tutoring.

Much attention and many resources have been focused on providing tutoring to help close students’ learning gaps. What are the ingredients of a successful tutoring program? Several studies provide guidance: 

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New Curriculum Review: Edgenuity’s English I-IV

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Is your district looking for materials to support credit recovery and independent learning in ELA? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Edgenuity’s English I-IV.

Edgenuity’s English platform provides comprehensive, online courses intended to support students in developing the skills required for high school English. Courses can be used for original credit or credit recovery in a variety of blended learning and self-paced environments.

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Tips and Tools for Tutoring

Repurposing your existing materials for tutoring has several advantages: it saves the district money, and it saves students and teachers the stress of having to become familiar with a new material. The challenge in repurposing your materials for tutoring is identifying suitable content that you have not already used. 

Side-by-side comparison of three math products.

Learning List’s alignment reports and Alignment Comparison tool make it easy to identify content in your current materials that you can use for tutoring. However, here are three steps for accomplishing this task without our tools.

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New Product: NS4ed’s Pathway2Careers

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Is your district looking for ways to make mathematics relevant for students? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of NS4ed’s Pathway2Careers.

NS4ed’s Pathway2Careers is an online mathematics and CTE program intended to support mathematics instruction for grade 8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II mathematics courses. The material focuses on helping students find a purpose in learning mathematics skills and concepts by helping them make connections between mathematics content and real-world careers.

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New Curriculum: McGraw Hill’s Teen Health

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Are your health teachers asking for new resources? Take a look at Learning List’s review of McGraw Hill’s Teen Health

McGraw Hill’s Teen Health is a comprehensive program to support health instruction in grades 6-8. The product is available in English and Spanish, in both print and digital formats. The material intends to enable students to practice making healthy, informed decisions while learning important concepts and skills about their health.

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New Product: McGraw Hill’s Glencoe Health

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Are your health teachers asking for new resources? Take a look at Learning List’s review of McGraw Hill’s Glencoe Health

McGraw Hill’s Glencoe Health is a comprehensive program to support health instruction in high school. The product is available in English and Spanish, in both print and digital formats. The material intends to enable students to practice making healthy, informed decisions while learning important concepts and skills about their health.

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