Materials can be completed over the course of a single year of instruction and include quality review and practice opportunities and a standards alignment for questions, tasks, and assessment items.
The Teacher Guide and Resource Books for each module include a curriculum map, instructional support notes, an explanation of the role of the standards in the overall context of the materials along with information on the instructional approaches included in the program and the research-based strategies that are included. The materials do not provide support for communication with stakeholders to support student progress and achievement.
Included assessments are meaningful, standards-aligned, and offer assistance for interpreting and applying results. Routines and guidance for ongoing monitoring of student progress are included. Independent reading is systematically supported.
Materials provide strategies to meet the needs of most learners, including English Language Learners and students with disabilities, but does not provide support for students performing above grade level. A variety of grouping strategies are included to maximize collaboration and learning.
All digital materials included in the program are web-based, platform neutral, and work with a variety of browsers. Effective use of technology is supported and draws students back to evidence and texts. The materials do not allow for personalization or customization for students using adaptive devices. The materials do not provide a digital collaboration space or students and teachers. The materials can be easily customized for local use.