Evaluating Instructional Programs
Curated by the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network
This Smore includes resources and tools for careful selection of a core reading program/curriculum aligned with the science of reading.
The Reading League Curriculum Evaluation Tool (CET)
This tool features components that align with the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope. Word Recognition and Language Comprehension are broken down into subcomponents and writing and spelling as well as assessment are included.
Reading League CET Workbook--forced copy link
The easy-to-use workbook, used in tandem with the CET, will assist reviewer teams as they assign a numerical value to non-aligned practices (red flags) and make note of where evidence for their decisions is located in a curriculum they are reviewing.
RIDE K-2 Curriculum Materials Review
The goal of this Rhode Island DOE tool is to identify strengths and weaknesses of foundational reading skills within Tier I curriculum and help LEAs determine if additional instructional materials will be needed.