About the Knowledge Matters Review Tool
We’ve developed the Knowledge Matters Review Tool to help educators understand how key research insights and practices should be translated into curriculum design for K-8 ELA. It is intended for use by states, districts, and schools when evaluating ELA curriculum.
The Review Tool is designed to be used in addition to, not instead of, other instruments to ensure that “knowledge building,” and by extension reading comprehension, is appropriately addressed.
Our team of experts has identified 26 separate criteria across eight dimensions of high-quality, content-rich ELA curriculum. The more evidence these criteria are present in a curriculum, the better.