Instructional Materials
For many of those connected with education – students, parents, teachers and administrators – publishers and publishing no doubt produce thoughts of textbooks. While they would not be wrong, AAP members today create instructional content and technologies in a variety of media for the benefit of the entire preschool through grade 12 educational community.

Publishers work in partnership with schools and school districts nationwide to provide a continuum of learning resources designed to help students learn, parents to connect, teachers to instruct and administrators to plan and evaluate. In print, online, or produced on CD-ROMs and other media, the learning resources produced by publishers today include not only core instructional materials, but supplemental education resources, formative assessments, and evaluative assessments.  

Today’s “textbooks” are comprehensive instructional programs delivered in both print and electronic media. They are aligned to state instructional standards are essential components of every school’s curriculum. Today’s instructional materials address the full range of learners in the nation's classrooms, with specific attention given to the learning needs of English learners, special needs students, and advanced learners.

The instructional programs typically include: work books and study guides, teachers’ editions, electronic and online content, and professional development for the teacher. The programs are based on scientific research and include pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies that enable students to meet and master state standards. Additional resources include teacher guides, practice and enrichment workbooks, and supplemental resources.

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