OER Review: Report



Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. These resources may be used free of charge, distributed without restriction, and modified without permission. As a part of OSPI's legislative mandate to identify and develop a library of openly licensed courseware aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), OSPI conducted a review of OERs covering Algebra 1/Integrated 1 and 11th grade English Language Arts. Read the executive summary or the findings below:

Learn more about the materials selected, the rubrics used, the review process and the data analysis approach.

Mathematics Resources

Resource PC EQ AO
Algebra 1 - An Open Course: Open Textbook Component
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
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
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
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
Open High School of Utah Algebra 1
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
Secondary One Mathematics:An Integrated Approach
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
The Saylor Foundation K12 Algebra I Course
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

English Language Arts Resources

Resource PC EQ AO
1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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"
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"
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
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
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

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 2013 OER review can be found here.