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Frequently Asked Questions About Learning List

As the school year shifts into high gear, we are getting a lot of questions about our service. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What is Learning List?
Learning List is a subscription-based instructional materials review service designed to help improve student learning by empowering educators to chooseand use instructional materials most effectively.

We created Learning List in 2013 to help districts become better informed consumers of instructional materials. Initially, districts used our reviews to facilitate their selection of materials. Over tiime, subscribers began telling us that our reviews also helped them identify the best parts of their exisiting materials to use to teach each standard. As one instructional coach explained, “We use your alignment reports as a GPS through our materials to ensure that we’re using the pages that teach each standard fully.”

What types of materials do you review?
We have reviewed over 2500 of the most widely used instructional materials, including:

  • Materials in the four core subjects, 12 Advanced Placement courses, Tech Apps and 85 CTE courses;
  • Comprehensive and supplemental materials, including RtI, testprep, criterion-referenced test banks, and professional development resources;
  • Publisher produced and free open educational resources (OERs);
  • State-adopted and non-adopted materials (i.e., materials that were not submitted for state adoption); and
  • English and Spanish versions of materials.

Subscribing districts get access to all published reviews and may request reviews of additional materials as part of the subscription. That’s why Learning List is a service, not just a website. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Pacific Learning’s CSI Literacy

Pacific Learning's CSI Literacy KitLearning List has reviewed Pacific Learning’s CSI Literacy for grades 7 and 8. CSI Literacy is supplemental product that supports literacy development in grades 3-8. Content is available in print and online formats and includes digital resources (i.e., USB drives). Instruction emphasizes the development of close reading skills and the comprehension of complex texts. Resources support instruction in blended learning environments.[Read more…]

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New Product Review: WriteSteps

WriteStepsLearning List recently reviewed WriteSteps, which is a supplemental stand-alone writing program for grades K-5. Resources address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and state standards for writing and grammar and are available in print and digital formats. Instruction focuses on developing writing skills using the “6 Traits of Quality Writing” framework (i.e., ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and include a 7th trait, presentation).The CCSS are referenced throughout materials; pacing guides and correlation documents for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are provided. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics

Pearson Integrated Math Common CorePearson’s Integrated High School Mathematics is a set of comprehensive products that support instruction in high school integrated math pathways I-III as described in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Content is available in digital format with accompanying print resources. Core instruction is presented using an “Interactive Digital Path” that includes engaging interactive content, including videos and animations. Learning List recently reviewed resources for Integrated High School Mathematics courses I-III.[Read more…]

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New Product Review: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California GO Math!™

HMH's California GO Math!Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s California GO Math!is a comprehensive, mathematics product for students in grades K-8. Content is available in print and digital formats.  Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades K-5. California GO Math! focuses on building students’ understanding of math in conjunction with their developing reading and writing skills. At each grade level, the program provides extensive resources for Response to Intervention (RtI) students and English language learners (ELLs). [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Imagine Language & Literacy

Imagine Learning Language & Literacy

Imagine Learning’s Imagine Language & Literacy is a program of digital tutorials that supports the development of language and literacy skills for students in grades PreK-6. The supplemental program uses assessment and performance data to customize instruction for individual students. Its highly visual lessons are designed to engage struggling readers, English learners, and early elementary students. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades K-5. [Read more…]

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