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
/ Kenji Hakuta, Understanding Language, Stanford University
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
/ Kate Gerson, UnboundEd
/ Meredith Liben, Student Achievement Partners