Approach to Quality

Industry-leading quality is a hallmark of every Open Up product. Why? Because we believe that superior educational materials are the foundation of an empowering education.

Our approach includes:

  • Alignment to state standards, with coherence, focus and rigor
  • Unique and “designed in” research-based supports for English Language Learners
  • Engaging content for both students and educators, designed for district wide implementations

Quality Standards


  • ENGAGING FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS:
    ENGAGING FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS:

    Open Up Resources are designed to completely replace traditional textbooks with a variety of digital and print formatted core content options. They have been designed by experts in partnership with active classroom teachers to create a fully engaging and stimulating offering for educators and their students.

  • SUPPORTS FOR ELL AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
    SUPPORTS FOR ELL AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

    Our educational materials are designed for every type of student. Our content comes enhanced with multiple supporting elements created specifically for ELL and special needs learners. Authored with engagement from the nation’s leading language learning experts, these materials support and provide active scaffolding for underserved students in mainstream Mathematics and ELA classrooms.

  • ALIGNMENT TO STANDARDS:
    ALIGNMENT TO STANDARDS:

    Open Up Resources focus on a rigorous progression through state standards for Mathematics and ELA. Our activity-centric model challenges and supports students as they grow. Teachers’ editions include expert insights and promote continuous professional development for educators.

Open Up Resources’ commitment to quality for all students, especially opportunities for English Language Learners to engage linguistically with core content, plus the focus on supporting districts in adopting their freely available content hold great promise. Like all things worthwhile it will take a concerted and sustained effort to deliver, and we are pleased to be part of that effort.
/ Kenji Hakuta, Understanding Language, Stanford University

Quality Process


Our quality assurance partners, Achieve, Student Achievement Partners (SAP), and UnboundEd work with a team of reviewers to further develop their level of expertise using the EQuIP rubric (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products). Each reviewer conducts an individual review of the material and then participates in the calibration process with the larger team. In addition to the EQuIP reviews, full courses will be evaluated using the IMET rubric, the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool created by lead writers of the Common Core state standards.

Individual reviews are consolidated into a resulting consensus report. The resident Quality Assurance Directors, with input from Achieve, SAP, and UnboundEd, examine the educator reviews and consensus report for quality, and a materials feedback report is generated for each unit.

This grounded and specific feedback is provided to the content developers, informing revisions and finalization of the content prior to release.

Quality Review Partners



Open Up Resources’ commitment to quality and their focus on supporting districts in adopting their freely available content holds great promise for assuring that every public school student and teacher have access to a great affordable curriculum option

/ Kate Gerson, UnboundEd

Student Achievement Partners has advised the founding team of Open Up Resources as they work to create and disseminate high quality, freely available college and career ready, standards-aligned instructional materials for teachers and students.

/  Meredith Liben, Student Achievement Partners