Presented by Alisa Dorman, Vice President of Research and Product Effectiveness at Voyager Sopris Learning and Former Executive Director, Office of Literacy for the Colorado Department of Education


Does your district’s curriculum meet the quality of evidence required in the new ESSA standards? Do you know what to look for when reviewing new curriculum?

Alisa Dorman discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and explores four key evidence types—anecdotal, descriptive, correlational, and causal—along with how to use each when reviewing the quality and strength of curriculum studies. Understanding these differences is important for educators as they become more critical consumers through evidence-based research.