ELA & Math Curriculum Implementation

Build systems and capacity for the sustainable implementation of high-quality math and ELA curricula

Many students have inequitable access to grade-level materials and instruction. In order to ensure equitable student outcomes, we must provide educators with the skills, knowledge, and tools to implement high-quality curricula.

CORE and our parent organization, Pivot Learning, offer a suite of remote or onsite curriculum implementation services that support a district across its ecosystem — from teachers to superintendents — to successfully plan for and implement highly rated K-12 math and ELA curricula centered on equitable student outcomes. Our services meet the ESSA Moderate Evidence requirement with positive outcomes documented by third party evaluations.

Pivot Learning’s Implementation Project Managers work at the district level to build capacity to create systems that support the sustainable implementation of high-quality instructional materials that produce equitable student outcomes.

Simultaneously, CORE’s literacy and math Educational Consultants work with teachers, coaches, and principals to provide deep pedagogical training in best practices for math and reading and in-class support and coaching to implement their selected curricula with fidelity.

We have expert knowledge and experience assisting schools with implementing best practices with their chosen program

ELA Programs

  • Amplify (Core Knowledge Language Arts)
  • Ancora Publishing (The Third Quest)
  • Benchmark Education Company (Benchmark Advance)
  • Center for the Collaborative Classroom (SIPPS, Being a Writer)
  • Curriculum Associates (Phonics for Reading)
  • GreatMinds.org (Wit & Wisdom)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Journeys, Collections, Read 180, System 44)
  • Lexia (Core5 Reading, Power Up Literacy)
  • McGraw Hill (Wonders, StudySync, Flex Literacy, Open Court, Imagine It!, Reading Mastery, Corrective Reading)
  • National Geographic Learning (Reach for Reading)
  • Open Up Resources (EL Education K-5 Language Arts)
  • Pearson (myPerspectives, Reading Street)
  • Reading Plus (Reading Plus)
  • Voyager Sopris Learning (Language!, Language! Live, Read Well, REWARDS)
  • Wilson (Fundations)
  • Zaner-Bloser (The Superkids Reading Program)
  • And many more!

Math Programs

  • Curriculum Associates (Ready Classroom Mathematics; iReady)
  • GreatMinds.org (Eureka Math)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (AGA Series (HS); Big Ideas Math; Do the Math; GO Math!; Math 180; Math in Focus; Saxon Math)
  • McGraw Hill (ALEKS; Everyday Math; Glencoe Math)
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) (EngageNY Math)
  • Open Up Resources (Open Up Resources 6-8 Math)
  • Savvas (AGA series (HS); Connected Mathematics Project (CMP); enVision)
  • The Math Learning Center (Bridges Math)
  • Voyager Learning Sopris (Inside Algebra; TransMath; Vmath)
  • And many more!

Provide Effective Instruction that Closes the Opportunity Gap

CORE and Pivot Learning can help your district build the systems and capacity to deliver excellence to every student, every day.
Over the course of a multi-year partnership, we:

  • Work with district leadership to develop a plan for successful curriculum implementation within the context of achieving equity
  • Provide support to align district positions and systems to ensure effective implementation
  • Facilitate regular implementation meetings
  • Assist with the math and ELA curricula selection process
  • Coordinate the development of a calendar for curricula training, site-based support and coaching with curriculum publishers and CORE’s Educational Consultants
  • Facilitate the selection and implementation of an assessment and evaluation system to gauge the effectiveness of your chosen curricula
  • Provide job-embedded in-class walk throughs, coaching and mentoring of district and school coaches and site leaders
  • Offer special workshops to deepen educator knowledge of effective reading and math instructional pedagogy linked to the adopted curricula
  • Lead data analysis sessions


Services can be conducted on-site at your location or remotely.

Take a Look at How CORE's Curriculum Implementation Support has Helped Districts Improve Student Outcomes

Implementing a new curriculum is a challenging process. Often the organization, layout, and even the instructional approach can be drastically different than the previously used curriculum. Change takes time, especially if that change includes learning new instructional practices. Taguma and Barrera (2019) cite teacher commitment, beliefs, and content and pedagogical understanding of the new curriculum as key factors that either facilitate or impede successful curriculum implementation.

However, when teachers are provided with sustained, relevant, job-embedded professional learning that helps them to master the curriculum program routines and the pedagogical knowledge and practices necessary to deliver a new curriculum with confidence and enthusiasm, student achievement soars.

Read this curriculum implementation showcase to learn how several districts have achieved strong growth in reading and math with curriculum implementation support from CORE.

Ensure Change and Student Success Are Lasting Through Leadership Development

Knowledgeable and skillful leadership is critical to ensuring ELA and math instructional effectiveness, teacher satisfaction and student achievement.

CORE’s approach to instructional change starts with building leadership skills and institutional capacity. Over multiple site visits, a CORE Instructional Implementation Expert works side by side with site leaders to:

    • Share knowledge
    • Mentor
    • Implement MTSS
    • Integrate high-leverage teaching practices
    • Facilitate data-study
    • Develop plans to ensure ongoing professional learning and sustained academic achievement
    • Conduct learning walks to see instruction

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