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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science
The "guiding principles" in Part II of In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms (Brooks and Brooks, 1993) may be a useful refresher for those who have studied constructivist learning theories, and may be applicable to the criterion on developing depth of understanding.
Evaluating the assessments in instructional materials has also been studied and published by staff at Project 2061 (Stern, 1999). These assessment evaluation criteria will be helpful in developing the definitions for assessment criterion 3.4. An excerpt from that paper is in "Judging How Well Materials Assess Science Learning Goals."