Over the course of 18 months, Rainbow was responsible for the ideation and conceptualization of passage topics for GK–G12 literary and informational passages. For Grades K–8, the passages were leveled according to Fountas & Pinnell benchmarks. For Grades 9–12, passages were leveled according to Lexile levels designated by Common Core State Standards. Rainbow spearheaded the item development plans for the passages. Our team was responsible for determining standards alignment, item types, DOK levels, and difficulty levels for each item.
The passages and items Rainbow developed provided comprehensive coverage of Informational Text and Literature Common Core State Standards. Item types found in this product are selected response, constructed response, extended response, essay, and performance task items.
The Rainbow editorial and art teams worked cohesively to ensure that all passage and item art supported content effectively. All content and art was developed, reviewed, and released in a proprietary content management system. Rainbow provided total project management, including oversight of content and art development.