ARC Core® Receives Top Marks from the Texas Resource Review

ARC Core® Receives Top Marks from the Texas Resource Review

American Reading Company (ARC) today announced its ARC Core curriculum, aligned to the TEKS ELAR and ELPS, for Kindergarten through fifth grade, meets or exceeds expectations of the Texas Resource Review (TRR) which provides independent, objective curriculum reviews to assess the quality of instructional materials.

The report lauds ARC as answering the call for high-quality curriculum. ARC Core met or exceeded expectations in all non-negotiable sections: TEKS and ELPS Alignment, Quality of Text, Response to Text, and Foundational Skills. Additionally, ARC Core met or exceeded expectations in the following context-specific sections: Supports for All Learners and Ease of Use and Supports for Implementation.

Regarding the recent recognition, founder and CEO of American Reading Company and co-author of ARC Core Jane Hileman said, “Our mission is to ensure every student is reading on or above grade level, and today’s announcement gets us one step closer to making this vision a reality. Foundational literacy skills are critical to reading development. TRR has indicated that not only does ARC Core have a strong skills progression within the curriculum that will advance reading proficiency, it has the right implementation supports for teachers. We’re proud that we received 100% ratings in these critical areas. Finally, we applaud the renewed focus and national attention to what matters most—student outcomes and quality supports for teachers and schools.”

With the launch of the Texas Resource Review, Texas now joins the growing number of states (Louisiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont) that have conducted independent reviews and recognized ARC for the value of its high-quality instructional materials and implementation supports. School districts nationwide have gained a blueprint for adopting a curriculum that, with sustained professional learning for teachers and leaders, prepares students for college and career success.

About American Reading Company

American Reading Company is a diverse, mission-driven organization that works to ensure every student is reading on or above grade level in more than 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts nationwide. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, ARC employs more than 250 people nationwide. The team works collaboratively to strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation through:

  • Thematic Inquiry Core Curriculum

  • K–12 Reading Instruction & Assessment

  • Teacher & Leader Learning

  • Expertly Curated Classroom Libraries

As a result, all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. Their academic performance is accelerated, and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.

About ARC Core

ARC’s Comprehensive Core Curriculum (ARC Core) is a backward-design, project-based curriculum, available in English and Spanish, that builds knowledge and maximizes learning time by incorporating content-area research into daily reading and writing instruction. Every day, teachers engage students with complex multi-perspective texts, rich content, and rigorous writing instruction, while carefully sequenced lessons, systematic instruction in foundational skills, expertly curated libraries, and a state-of-the-art formative assessment system provide appropriate supports to ensure all students succeed.

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