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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science
dards is risky. The content addressed in assessments is usually quite narrow, and the content or form of the tests may change with little or no notice. If needed and feasible, make a group decision to supplement your standards with the appropriate sections of the Standards or Benchmarks.
Be alert to the possibility that, while reviewing, reviewers may encounter unfamiliar formats and pedagogical styles. This may cause reviewers to dismiss innovative materials that could be effective (Bush et al., forthcoming).