All Green! American Readi­ng Company’s Core Curriculum Meets All Requirements in EdReports Independent Review

EdReports, a nationally recognized nonprofit that reviews instructional materials, has released its review of American Reading Company's ARC Core. ARC Core is a Language Arts curriculum available K-12 in English and K-5 in Spanish. Among the 13 programs that have been reviewed so far by EdReports, ARC Core is the first and only ELA curricula to receive a Green (meets all the criteria) review for K-8.

Like Consumer Reports, EdReports enlists a team of experts to analyze materials based on their alignment to standards, text quality and complexity, building knowledge with texts, and usability. Districts across the country use EdReports reviews when making curriculum decisions. Complete reports are available at

ARC Core is a basal alternative designed to turn balanced literacy into transformative literacy for both students and teachers. The foundation of the ARC Core curriculum placing students and their individual needs at the center of instruction. The learning process is restructured, so that evidence of student learning drives decision making in the classroom. The result is teachers who know their students, students who know themselves, and teachers and students who are partners in the learning process.

Organized into thematic research units, and built on access to high-quality, authentic literature, ARC Core embodies the intellectual work of a diverse body of education luminaries, including Jeffrey Wilhelm, Richard Allington, Pedro Noguera, and Alma Flor Ada.

"In an industry that still privileges big basal companies, it is so exciting to have EdReports recognize that ARC Core offers a high-quality alternative to the status quo," says Jane Hileman, founder and CEO of American Reading Company and co-author of ARC Core.

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