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.

Institute of Education Sciences Rubric

Institute of Education Sciences: Rubric for Evaluating Reading/Language Arts Instructional Materials for Kindergarten to Grade 5.

The Reading League Curriculum Evaluation Tool

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.

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.