Reviewed OER Library



These reviews are provided as part of OSPI’s legislative mandate to develop a library of OER aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Learn more about the materials selected, the rubrics used, the review process, and the data analysis approach in either the 2013 report or the 2014 report.

Algebra Resources

Resource PC/IM EQ AO
Algebra 1 - An Open Course: Open Textbook Component (Reviewed Spring 2013)
The NROC Project
1.4,1.0,1.14,1.07,0.62,0.69 0.0,0.8,0.6,0.2,0.2 1.2,0.0,0.75,0.0
CCGPS Algebra 1 (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Georgia Virtual Learning
1.6,1.27,0.6,1.2,1.07,1.0 0.6,0.6,1.2,1.8,1.8 1.4,2.0,1.8,1.4
CK-12 Algebra I, second edition (Reviewed Spring 2013)
CK-12 Foundation
1.6,1.2,1.73,1.27,1.07,1.0 0.2,1.2,1.0,1.0,0.4 1.8,1.4,1.0,1.0
Curriki Algebra 1 (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Curriki
2.0,1.33,1.67,1.87,1.67,1.07 1.2,1.0,1.4,1.4,2.0 1.8,0.75,1.6,2.2
New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum: Algebra 1 (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EngageNY/Common Core
2,2,2,3,3,2 2.8125,3.0,2.75,3.0,2.5 2.75,0.5,3.0,2.5
Open High School of Utah Algebra 1 (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Open High School of Utah
1.2,1.2,1.4,0.93,0.8,0.67 0.4,0.8,1.2,1.2,1.0 1.2,1.8,1.5,0.8
The Saylor Foundation K12 Algebra I Course (Reviewed Spring 2013)
The Saylor Foundation
1.6,1.4,1.4,1.6,1.27,1.27 0.4,1.2,1.0,1.0,0.6 1.4,1.6,1.0,1.25

Integrated Pathway Resources

Resource PC/IM EQ AO
Secondary One Mathematics:An Integrated Approach (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Mathematics Vision Project in partnership with USOE
2.4,2.27,1.93,2.27,1.8,1.93 1.4,1.8,2.4,1.8,0.6 0.8,0.0,1.4,2.4
Secondary Two Mathematics: An Integrated Approach (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Mathematics Vision Project in partnership with USOE
2,2,2,3,2,2 2.0625,2.25,3.0,2.5,0.5 2.0,0.0,1.75,2.75

English (11th-12th) Resources

Resource PC/IM EQ AO
1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Library of Congress
1.67,1.63,2.0 1.25,2.0,1.5,1.75,1.25 2.0,2.25,1.25,2.0
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Reviewed Spring 2013)
National Endowment for the Arts
1.33,2.25,2.25 1.5,2.25,2.25,1.75,1.25 2.5,0.0,1.75,2.5
American Dream and the Great Gatsby (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Utah Education Network
1.5,1.25,2.25 1.0,2.0,1.25,1.5,1.0 1.5,0.0,1.25,2.0
American Literature - Colonial Literature (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Georgia Virtual Learning
1.83,1.5,1.0 1.0,1.0,1.25,1.0,1.25 1.75,1.75,1.0,1.0
American Literature - Unit 1 America's Religious Heritage (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Saylor.org
1.58,2.13,1.75 1.25,2.0,1.75,1.5,1.0 1.75,1.25,1.25,2.0
American Literature - Unit 2 Reason and Enlightenment in America (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Saylor.org
1.08,0.88,1.5 1.0,2.25,1.75,1.0,0.75 1.75,0.0,0.75,1.25
An Exploration of Romanticism through Art and Poetry (Reviewed Spring 2013)
ReadWriteThink
1.25,1.38,2.25 1.75,2.5,1.75,1.5,2.25 1.75,1.25,1.25,1.5
Are humans good or evil (Reviewed Spring 2013)
NYC Dept. of Education
2.25,2.63,2.5 2.75,2.75,2.75,2.25,2.75 2.5,0.75,2.75,2.75
Character Analysis and the Crucible (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Utah Education Network
0.83,1.88,2.5 1.25,2.0,1.75,1.25,2.0 1.25,0.0,1.75,1.75
Critical Ways of Seeing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Context (Reviewed Spring 2013)
National Endowment for the Humanities
1.17,1.0,1.25 1.0,1.0,1.0,0.75,1.5 1.0,0.75,0.75,1.25
English 11 Q1 (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Utah Open High School
1.83,1.13,1.0 0.75,1.0,1.25,0.75,0.25 1.5,1.75,0.67,0.75
English 11 Q2 (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Utah Open High School
1.08,0.88,1.5 0.75,1.0,0.75,0.75,1.0 1.0,1.25,0.5,0.5
Literacy in Social Studies (Reviewed Spring 2013)
NYC Dept. of Education
1.58,1.88,2.5 1.75,1.5,2.0,1.75,2.25 2.25,0.75,2.25,2.5
On Behalf of Others (Reviewed Spring 2013)
NYC Dept. of Education
2.0,2.38,2.0 2.0,2.5,2.0,2.25,2.5 2.5,0.5,2.25,2.75
Picturing America at the turn of the twentieth century (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Learn NC
0.75,0.38,0.5 0.75,0.75,0.75,0.75,0.75 1.0,0.0,0.5,1.25
Reading Closely Unit - CCSS ELA / Literacy - Grades 11-12: "Lay down all my joys" (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Odell Education
2.58,2.63,2.25 2.5,2.75,2.5,2.25,2.25 3.0,0.5,2.25,2.75
Reading Closely Unit - CCSS ELA / Literacy - Grades 11-12: "Life steps almost straight" (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Odell Education
2.25,2.25,2.5 2.0,3.0,2.5,2.25,2.0 2.5,0.0,2.25,2.75
Reading Closely Unit - CCSS ELA / Literacy - Grades 11-12: "Promised Land" (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Odell Education
2.42,2.75,2.5 2.5,2.75,2.75,2.25,2.25 2.75,1.25,2.0,2.5
The Great Gatsby (Reviewed Spring 2013)
National Endowment for the Arts
1.58,2.63,2.5 1.75,2.75,2.25,2.0,1.25 2.5,0.0,1.75,2.5
The US Constitution: Continuity and Change (Reviewed Spring 2013)
Library of Congress
1.33,1.63,1.25 1.5,2.5,1.5,1.5,0.5 1.5,0.0,1.25,2.0

English (9th-10th) Resources

Resource PC/IM EQ AO
Saylor ELA 10 Unit 3: Anthem (Reviewed Spring 2014)
The Saylor Foundation/Karen Breazeale
1.5,2.4,1.6,1.4,0.6 1.8,1.2,1.6
A "New English" in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart": A Common Core Exemplar (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities
2.25,3.0,2.5,2.0,1.5 2.5,1.75,2.25
Building Evidence-Based Arguments - Grade 9: “What is the virtue of a proportional response?” (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Odell Education
2.6875,3.0,3.0,2.25,2.5 2.5,2.75,3.0
Enlightened Thinking: The Argument and the Research Paper (Reviewed Spring 2014)
BetterLesson/Christopher Arnett
1.6875,2.25,1.75,1.75,1.0 2.5,2.0,2.5
From Courage to Freedom: Frederick Douglass's 1845 Autobiography (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities
1.625,2.0,2.0,1.75,0.75 1.8,1.3,1.3
Grade 9 Literacy in English Language Arts: Who Is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death? (Reviewed Spring 2014)
NYC Dept of Education
2.4375,3.0,2.5,2.25,2.0 2.75,2.0,3.0
Grade 9-10 English Language Arts: Speeches - Argument and Methods (Reviewed Spring 2014)
NYC Dept of Education/University of Pittsburgh
2.8325,3.0,3.0,3.0,2.33 2.67,2.67,2.67
Making EBC About Literary Technique Grade 10: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Odell Education
2.6875,3.0,2.75,2.5,2.5 3.0,2.75,3.0
Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit Grade 10: MLK, Barak Obama (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Odell Education
2.8125,3.0,2.75,2.5,3.0 2.75,2.25,2.75
Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Reviewed Spring 2014)
BetterLesson/Tim Pappageorge
2.0625,2.75,1.75,2.0,1.75 2.25,2.0,2.5
New York State Common Core ELA & Literacy Curriculum 9.1.3: (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EngageNY/Public Consulting Group
2.625,3.0,2.5,2.5,2.5 3.0,2.75,2.75
New York State Common Core ELA & Literacy Curriculum 9.1.2: (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EngageNY/Public Consulting Group
2.6875,3.0,2.75,2.25,2.75 3.0,2.75,2.5
Ninth Literature and Composition Unit 4: Short Stories (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Georgia Virtual Learning
1.1875,1.25,1.25,1.0,1.25 1.5,1.0,1.0
Saylor ELA 10 Unit 5: Up from Slavery (Reviewed Spring 2014)
The Saylor Foundation/Karen Breazeale
1.5,2.0,1.75,1.25,1.0 2.0,1.0,1.5
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Student Achievement Partners
2.375,2.5,2.75,2.5,1.75 2.75,2.5,2.5
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Library of Congress/Linda and David Lackey
1.25,2.0,1.25,1.0,0.75 1.75,2.0,2.25
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Reviewed Spring 2014)
The Big Read: National Endowment for the Arts
1.9375,2.75,2.0,1.75,1.25 2.0,1.75,2.25
To Kill a Mockingbird (Reviewed Spring 2014)
The Big Read: National Endowment for the Arts
1.125,2.0,1.25,1.0,0.25 1.25,1.0,1.0
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Library of Congress/Kathleen Prody & Nicolet Whearty
1.4175,2.33,1.33,1.33,0.67 2.0,1.0,1.67
Weapons of the Spirit (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Student Achievement Partners/Los Angeles School District
1.875,2.5,2.75,1.0,1.25 1.75,1.75,2.25

Geometry Resources

Resource PC/IM EQ AO
CK-12 Geometry Concepts (Reviewed Spring 2014)
CK-12 Foundation/Kathryn Dirga, Lori Jordan
2,1,1,2,2,2 1.55,1.4,1.8,1.8,1.2 2.2,2.0,2.0,1.8
CK-12 Geometry Honors Concepts (Reviewed Spring 2014)
CK-12 Foundation/Kaitlyn Spong
2,2,1,2,2,2 1.95,2.0,3.0,1.8,1.0 2.8,1.8,1.6,1.8
Curriki Geometry (Reviewed Spring 2014)
Curriki
2,2,2,2,2,2 1.5625,1.75,2.0,1.25,1.25 1.5,1.75,0.75,2.0
New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum: Geometry (Module 1) (Reviewed Spring 2014)
EngageNY/Common Core
2,3,3,3,3,0 2.7,3.0,2.8,2.2,2.8 3.0,1.0,2.8,2.6
The Saylor Foundation K-12 Geometry Course (Reviewed Spring 2014)
The Saylor Foundation/ Kate Cottrell
1,1,1,1,2,1 1.25,1.5,1.5,1.0,1.0 1.75,1.5,2.0,1.25

The charts above show scores from three of the rubrics used in the review process. Higher bars are better. Click on a rubric name for more details.

The original documents (rubrics, call for proposals, materials reviewed, etc) for the OER reviews can be found here.