About EQuIP

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EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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The objectives are two-fold:

  • Increase the supply of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS or the NGSS 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.

EQuIP builds on a collaborative effort of education leaders from Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island that Achieve facilitated.

The outcome of that effort was the development of the “Tri-State Rubrics” and a quality review process designed to determine the quality and alignment of instructional lessons and units to the CCSS.

EQuIP Resources 
  • For a complete list of the EQuIP Rubrics and Feedback Forms, click here.
  • EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summits
  • The EQuIP Examples page offers a full list of instructional material reviewed by the EQuIP Peer Review Panel including units from the EQuIP Call to Action.
  • The EQuIP Annotated Student Work initiative offers annotated student work samples for select units. 
  • Visit the EQuIP Peer Review Panel page to learn more about the panel and how to submit materials to EQuIP.
  • The EQuIP Training Materials are freely available sets of slide decks, facilitator guides, and common lessons for downloading to help you and your community learn and implement the EQuIP Rubrics.
  • Visit the EQuIP Student Work Protocol page to download the protocol as well as training materials to assist with its implementation. 
  • Use the EQuIP e-Learning Modules to gain a deeper understanding on how to evaluate material with the EQuIP Rubrics.
  • Visit the video page to see EQuIP in action.
On the Ground

Have you been using the EQuIP Rubrics and quality review process to develop, improve, or evaluate CCSS-aligned or NGSS-aligned instructional materials? If so, please tell us more about what you've been doing by completing this form.


EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit

Due to an overwhelming number of applications for the 2017 Summits, Achieve will be hosting a third EQuIP Summit, Summit Midwest, on January 24-26, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The two-day summit will introduce participants to the new EQuIP Task Rubrics for Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and the new Student Work Analysis ToolParticipants at the EQuIP summit will learn how to use both tools in content-specific settings and can implement them immediately or provide training for members of their community afterward. The deadline for submitting applications has passed.


EQuIP Call to Action

Achieve is seeking submissions of both CCSS-aligned and NGSS-aligned lessons and units for the EQuIP Call to Action.

Click here for information on submitting CCSS units to the EQuIP Call to Action. 

Click here for information on submitting NGSS units to the EQuIP Call to Action. 


EQuIP Examples

There are now 166 CCSS lessons and units posted. To access lessons and units, visit Examples.

*Example NGSS lessons and units are on the Next Generation Science Standards website.