Case Study: Adopting Strong Instructional Materials

Learn how the Louisiana Department of Education helped give its teachers access to strong instructional materials.

All students deserve equitable access to grade-appropriate assignments and instruction—and to provide strong instruction, teachers need strong instructional materials.

State education agencies can play an important role in supporting the adoption of comprehensive, standards-aligned instructional materials. For example, the Louisiana Department of Education has done innovative work to support districts in providing teachers with aligned materials.

Read the RAND Corporation’s report, Creating a Coherent System to Support Instruction Aligned with State Standards: Promising Practices of the Louisiana Department of Education, to learn more about how Louisiana encouraged the adoption of strong materials and to get ideas for how you can do the same in your state.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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