Utah State Board of Education Recommends Inquiry By Design’s Full ELA Curriculum for Grades 6-12

January 30, 2024 — After a rigorous adoption process, Inquiry By Design‘s Full English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum for Grades 6-12 has been officially adopted as a Recommended Instructional Material by the Utah State Board of Education. This endorsement reflects the curriculum’s excellence and aligns with Utah’s commitment to providing schools with the best core-related materials.

The Utah State Board of Education, through its Instructional Materials Adoption Process, maintains a commitment to local autonomy among school districts in the selection of instructional materials. The process involves a statewide Instructional Materials Review, where professional educators from various regions of Utah assess and critique the materials submitted by publishers. The evaluation is based on alignment with established rubrics and standards for each content area.

Inquiry By Design’s Full Curriculum for Grades 6-12 stood out during this comprehensive review, showcasing its excellence in meeting the high standards set by the Utah State Board of Education. The recommendation underscores the curriculum’s adaptability, level of teacher support, and the richness of its reading materials. The focus on daily writing, critical thinking, and comprehension, along with the ability to customize resources for special education and different grade levels, makes Inquiry By Design an exceptional choice to meet the diverse needs of Utah’s students.

“We are honored by the Utah State Board of Education’s recommendation. It reflects our commitment to providing high-quality educational resources that empower students and support educators all across Utah. We are incredibly excited to begin building relationships with educators and communities across the state and making a lasting impact on student achievement and literacy growth in the decades to come,” said Nick Resnick, Chief Executive Officer of Inquiry By Design.

Inquiry By Design is already making a positive impact in several school districts along the West Coast, including California, Oregon, and Washington. This recommendation by the Utah State Board of Education opens doors for schools across Utah to access the curriculum that has proven successful in preparing students for meaningful work and engaged citizenship.


About Inquiry By Design

Inquiry By Design provides rigorous, culturally relevant, English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, and Dual Language curriculum in schools across the country. With a commitment to promoting diverse texts and supporting students of all backgrounds and abilities, Inquiry By Design is dedicated to transforming education and fostering a lifelong love for learning. For more information, visit www.inquirybydeisgn.com

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