The report summary, from the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University, used survey data from nine school districts and charter school organizations.
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CPRL is recommending that institutions expand the definition of “high-quality instructional materials” to incorporate the three added factors that had a demonstrable impact on student achievement. According to CPRL: “Researchers from CPRL found that high-quality instructional materials are strongest and most impactful when dimensions of “high-quality” are expanded from being aligned to standards to also include being:

1) tech enabled,
2) culturally responsive and sustaining, and
3) designed to enhance families’ ability to guide student learning and instruction.