EQuIP Peer Review Panel Application 

EQuIP Peer Review Panel Background

In January 2013, EQuIP collaborative state leaders expressed a desire to create and select a stable group of experienced reviewers to evaluate the quality and alignment of lessons and units to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To meet this need, in June 2013, Achieve launched the EQuIP Peer Review Panel.  Since that time, 55 EQuIP Peer Review Panelists, representing nearly half of the states as well as 875 years of classroom experience, have reviewed nearly 200 lessons and units. Materials identified as exemplary by the EQuIP Peer Review Panel are posted, along with the feedback provided by EQuIP Peer Review Panelists, at www.achieve.org/equip.   

EQuIP Peer Review Panel Composition

To ensure that the EQuIP Peer Review Panel is comprised of members with a range of content expertise, EQuIP Peer Review Panelists are distributed across grade bands (K–2, 3–5, 6–8 and 9–12) in both mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Educators and instructional leaders across states, districts, schools and partner organizations are encouraged to apply.

The EQuIP Peer Review Panel is designed to ensure that at least three peer reviewers are available to review each lesson/unit in a given grade band and discipline, while minimizing the burden on any individual peer reviewer. Before the EQuIP Peer Review panel is seated, proposed peer review groups for grade band and subject area are reviewed to ensure these groups contain peer reviewers from a range of states and partner organizations. This reduces the likelihood that panelists will review work from their own state, district, school or organization.  

EQuIP Peer Review Panel Commitment

EQuIP Peer Review Panelists commit up to 12 days of service each year of their term, through a combination of in-person and virtual convenings, as well as time spent independently reviewing lessons and units. Each peer review panelist is required to complete the quality review process for a minimum of 10 lessons/units each year and submit criterion-based, evidence-cited feedback electronically via the EQuIP lesson/unit online portal in a timely manner.  The EQuIP Peer Review Panel will convene in person twice each year, starting with a mandatory EQuIP Peer Review Panel Training taking place November 18 - 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Achieve will cover the costs of air travel and ground transportation, lodging and meals during the in-person EQuIP convenings and review sessions. 

EQuIP Peer Review Panelist Application Process

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to apply the EQuIP rubrics. Applicants must complete the form within the application portal. After submitting the completed form, each applicant will be able to access two instructional lessons in his/her specific content area along with the appropriate EQuIP Rubric Electronic Feedback Form(s). Applicants will complete an EQuIP Rubric Electronic Feedback Form for each lesson, providing criterion-based, evidence-cited feedback and ratings. Both completed EQuIP Rubric Electronic Feedback Forms must be uploaded to the EQuIP online portal by September 11, 2014 for applications to be considered.

Important Dates

  • Completed EQuIP Peer Review Panel Application Forms and EQuIP Rubric Electronic Feedback Forms due: September 11, 2014

  • Applicants notified: October 3, 2014

  • Selected EQuIP Peer Review Panelists confirm their commitment and interest: October 9, 2014

  • EQuIP Peer Review Panel Training: November 18 -19, 2014 Washington, D.C. area

Apply to be on the Peer Review Panel

Are you a potential peer reviewer returning to upload your materials? Please follow this link:  Returning applicants