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Reviews, Rubrics, and Evaluation Guides
Achieve OER Rubrics
Eight rubrics and a users' guide, all developed in collaboration with leaders from the OER community. These are also the rubrics used to evaluate resources in OER Commons, which partnered with Achieve to develop an online evaluation tool (the source code for which is available and linked from this site). Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization that works with states.
BCCampus Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources
A checklist for faculty evaluating OER on the basis of relevance, accuracy, production quality, accessibility, interactivity, and licensing.
The COUP Framework
The COUP Framework is the Open Education Group’s approach to studying the impact of open educational resources (like open textbooks) and open pedagogy in secondary and post-secondary education. COUP stands for: Cost, Outcomes, Usage, and Perceptions.
Independent nonprofit that provides reviews of K-12 instructional materials. Seems to mostly cover commercial textbooks, but there is a form where materials can be recommended for evaluation.
Instructional Materials & Assessment Rubrics (Achieve the Core)
Rubrics to help evaluate instructional and assessment materials for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
OER Evaluation and Selection Criteria (CUNY)
This PDF is part of CUNY's OER Faculty Development Workshop and contains a list of criteria suitable for any type of OER. The list is designed to be used by individual faculty or those supporting them.
Open Textbook Quality Criteria (Affordable Learning Georgia)
OER quality standards developed by Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) in response to a 2018 University System of Georgia (USG) Survey on Open Educational Resources.
Quality Digital Resource Checklist (Indiana Dept. of Education)
Digital resource evaluation checklist hosted by the Indiana Department of Education and adapted from one created in Washington State.
Rcampus iRubric: Evaluating OER
A detailed rubric allowing users to assess OER on many levels including authenticity, bias, quality control, currency, licensing, accessibility, and more.
SETDA Guide to Quality Instructional Materials
Numerous resources for evaluating the quality of instructional materials including state-specific requirements and definitions. Hosted by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
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