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By Learning Forward
Categories: Data, Research
February 2024
3 IN 10 TEACHERS SAY CURRICULUM IS TOO DIFFICULT The use of high-quality instructional materials is on the rise, according to the RAND Corporation’s annual American Instructional Resources Survey. During the 2022-23 school year, 51% of math teachers and 35% of English language arts teachers in grades K-12 reported regularly using standards-aligned core materials. This is up 20 percentage points from 2018-19, the first year of the survey. But not all teachers use these materials most of the time. Three in 10 teachers reported their required curriculum to be too challenging for students, a sentiment found to be more often held by those with less experience or in high-poverty schools. Math teachers who reported that the curriculum was too difficult were significantly less likely to

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