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Instructional Materials & Professional Learning

Connecting Standards, Instructional Materials, and Professional Learning for Equitable Outcomes

Teachers deserve high-quality instructional materials and ongoing support to implement those materials. Mounting evidence suggests that providing teachers with access to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning can result in improvement in student outcomes, making this a research-based continuous improvement strategy. Learn more about this research here

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction aims to improve support for all teachers by ensuring that districts have the information they need to select high-quality instructional materials and to provide professional learning that supports effective implementation of those materials in English language arts and mathematics.

Equity for Teachers, Equity for Students

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Select rigorous academic standards.

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Select high-quality, aligned instructional materials.

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Provide ongoing professional learning opportunities on the selected materials.

Are Your Instructional Materials Aligned?

As a local control state, districts and schools in Wisconsin make important decisions regarding instructional materials. There are growing efforts to support this decision-making process. EdReports is one tool to determine whether instructional materials are aligned to Wisconsin’s academic standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. View their rubrics and ratings of specific curricula. If your instructional materials are not included on EdReports, see the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool from Achieve as another tool to use.