School districts may find it challenging to locate instructional materials for the curriculum demands of the Common Core State Standards, but well-informed and cost-effective decisions are possible, writes Dolores Riley, director of alignment for instructional materials review service the Learning List. In this blog post, she writes that the best materials should be well-organized with measurable objectives for students. "Effective instructional materials also include opportunities for students to practice what they've learned and to demonstrate their mastery of content in meaningful ways," Riley writes.

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