You can use these rubrics to evaluate your ELA materials.

Similar to math, the Mississippi Department of Education has worked with Mississippi teachers, school districts, and EdReports to produce and publish ELA rubrics to help teachers and schools review their materials for quality.

The rubrics are made up of three gateways.

Gateway 1

Text Quality and Complexity and Alignment to the Standards with Tasks and Questions Grounded in Evidence

High-quality texts are the central focus of lessons, are at the appropriate grade level text complexity, and are accompanied by quality tasks aligned to the college and career-ready standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in service to grow literacy skills.

Gateway 2

Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks

Materials build knowledge through integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language.

Gateway 3


Gateway 3 examines the ways in which materials support teachers to fully utilize the curriculum, understand the skills and learning of their students, and support a range of learners.

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