The American Educator Panels
Jul 3, 2018
This American Educator Panels Data Note examines teachers' use of high-quality curricula materials for mathematics and English-language arts. In this data note, we specifically consider the proportion of U.S. teachers reporting they used high-quality materials for mathematics and ELA instruction during the 2017–2018 school year.
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In many states, college and career-ready standards for mathematics and English-language arts (ELA) are more rigorous than ever before. However, research suggests that teachers do not always have access to high-quality curricula that reflect key elements of states' college and career-ready standards. The RAND Corporation's American Teacher Panel (ATP) has asked a nationally-representative sample of public school teachers which instructional materials they use regularly for classroom instruction in mathematics and ELA. In this data note, we specifically consider the proportion of U.S. teachers reporting they used high-quality materials for mathematics and ELA instruction during the 2017–2018 school year. We also consider which factors were related to whether teachers reported using high-quality materials. These data also provide some baseline indication of high-quality curriculum use in the High-Quality Instructional Materials and Professional Development (IMPD) Network, a group of eight states working to encourage the adoption and use of high-quality materials in their states.
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