EL Education

LearnZillion presents EL Education K-8 Language Arts, a comprehensive, research-informed curriculum based on college and career readiness standards.

About EL Education

Created by teachers, for teachers, the EL Education curriculum is a comprehensive, research-informed, core language arts program. It engages teachers and students through compelling, real-world content.

The EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum earned all green scores from independent reviewer EdReports. It also received a prestigious tier 1 rating on the Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool for Alignment in ELA Grades K–12 (IMET), which reviews curricula for text quality, range and volume of texts, coherence, text-dependent questions, writing to sources, speaking, listening, language, assessment, scaffolding, and support. Additionally, the curriculum consistently earned high reviews from independent and state and local education departments, including EQuIP, New York State, New York City, Connecticut, and Washington.

Read case studies to learn how EL Education K-8 Language Arts performs in schools around the country.

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What sets the curriculum apart?

Built for equity

Our curriculum supports the needs of ELLs, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and advanced learners through differentiated and inclusive activities.

Engaging, complex texts

Students tackle grade-level texts that stretch and grow their abilities, while experiencing the joy of learning from their favorite books by diverse authors.

Social-emotional learning

EL Education was founded on the belief that schools can help students become effective learners and ethical people. Our curriculum encourages compassionate leadership and thoughtful citizenship, helping students connect their learning to their communities. EL Education allows schoolwork to have a real impact on issues students care about.

Promotes scholarship

Students engage in original research and deep interdisciplinary investigations, developing habits of inquiry, analysis, and craftsmanship.


It is tailor-built to standards and receives quality reviews against acclaimed standards- alignment rubrics conducted by leading experts.

Builds content knowledge

Students acquire substantive knowledge—science and social studies—as a means of building deeper literacy skills. Teachers build knowledge and skills simultaneously.

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Proven Results

Mathematica Policy Research recently led a U.S. Department of Education-funded study. It found that in 72 schools in 18 districts, teachers who used the curriculum paired with EL Education professional development significantly outperformed a control group in key areas of teacher practice, in just one year.

Explore case studies from six schools to learn more about EL Education's results.

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Teacher used reading activities focused on the meaning of the text


Teacher asked students to reread the text


Students did close readings of text to look for answers to specific questions


Students cited text evidence to support their responses

LearnZillion EL Education K-8 English Language Arts is a FINALIST in the CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION SOLUTION category for the 2021 EdTech Awards.

LearnZillion EL Education K-8 English Language Arts is a FINALIST in the LANGUAGE ARTS SOLUTION category for the 2021 EdTech Awards.

LearnZillion EL Education K-8 English Language Arts is a FINALIST in the LITERACY/READING SOLUTION category for the 2021 EdTech Awards.

Professional development

We work closely with districts to support the effective implementation of the LearnZillion EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum. Our year-long engagement offers teachers, leaders, and coaches on-site, virtual, and on-demand support.

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“Empowering teachers beyond our school network with the rich and rigorous approach in the EL Education model has been our goal since we developed our open source curriculum seven years ago. With more than 10 million downloads to date, educators have confirmed that we’re meeting a critical need in classrooms. Our collaboration with LearnZillion expands the reach of our curriculum and ability to support even more teachers and students across the country.”
- Scott Hartl, CEO EL Education

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