Mission of EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics
EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) for ELA and Mathematics is an initiative of Achieve designed to identify and disseminate high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or a state’s college-and careerready (CCR) standards. The objectives are two-fold:
- Increase the supply of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS or a state’s college-and career-ready (CCR) standards that are available to elementary, middle, and high school teachers as soon as possible; and
- Build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools.
To further support these objectives, Achieve is excited to announce the upcoming release of two new tools to support the implementation of high-quality instructional materials, the EQuIP Task Rubrics for ELA and Mathematics and the Student Work Analysis Tool (SWAT). The EQuIP Task Rubrics for ELA/literacy and mathematics capture the key elements of the EQuIP Rubric and focus the criteria to support the evaluation of material at the task level. The Student Work Analysis Tool allows teachers the opportunity to analyze student proficiency and helps inform their understanding of the expectations of content standards. To help rollout these new tools, Achieve is hosting two EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summits. To learn more about our tools, visit https://www.achieve.org/equip.
EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit
Achieve is hosting the EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit East from May 31 – June 2 in Orlando, FL and EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit West from June 5 – 7 in San Diego, CA. Each summit will walk participants through both the EQuIP Task Rubrics for ELA and Mathematics and the Student Work Analysis Tool, and provide dedicated time for exploring how best to use them in support of improving instructional materials. Achieve will cover transportation and hotel costs for the convening.
Districts and schools interested in attending either summit will need to:
- Form a team of 2 to 3 members including educators, instructional coaches, school leaders, administrators, or content leads. (Please note that some sessions will be content specific for mathematics and ELA/literacy; it is recommended that teams coordinate to have one participant assigned to each content area.)
- Complete the questionnaire here: https://goo.gl/forms/N8cPGccrLKkpgfoJ3.
- The application process is open to everyone. However, it is critical that interested applicants are:
- Deeply familiar with and understand the shifts found in the CCSS or a state’s college-and career-ready (CCR) standards.
- Working in education and are directly or indirectly responsible for selecting and/or implementing instructional materials.
- Comfortable with one or both content areas.
There is limited availability to attend the summits, interested districts and schools are encouraged to complete the questionnaire to apply. Please address any questions to Jeremy Thomas at JThomas@Achieve.org.