Product Selection Criteria

Product Selection Criteria

How You Know They’re the Best of the Best

When School Specialty set out to create the first expert-vetted collection of Common Core and instructional solutions, we made sure it would live up to the premise. Our team developed a set of high-level criteria to cover every essential educational consideration. Then, we drilled deeper into each category by reaching out to educators to hear their experiences, asking investigative questions to put every product to the test.

The foundation of our criteria:

  • Ensure student success with an at-home/parent connection
  • Demonstrate results through research-based and efficacy/outcome data
  • Gauge fidelity of implementation with progress monitoring and measurement tools
  • Focus on teaching by ensuring ease of use
  • Address cost-effective budgets through fair and transparent pricing
  • Support educator needs by providing pre- and post-implementation training
  • Align with standards to achieve outcomes