This rubric was designed to support educators assessing curriculum to maintain an equity lens as they review materials. This tool can be used for curriculum or literature adoptions.
The tool was initially designed to evaluate textbooks that were being considered for the Social Studies Framework adoption. It can be slightly modified and used for assessing student literature and other written materials across the curriculum. It would also be a valuable tool to use as a springboard with educators to help expand thinking and create opportunities for open and honest dialogue regarding current practices. It can support shifts in thinking and behavior and encourage reflective practice.