The Council of Great City Schools has produced a video from the first Basal Alignment Project training. You can watch the video (here) and see first hand what was shared with state and district personnel that attended.
For those who want to know why this work was done, begin at minute 1:20. Meredith Liben, of Student Achievement Partners, outlines the reasons including the recognition that districts are short on money and new adoptions are cost prohibitive. Further, basals were written for a different set of standards and this has implications for the questions—often questions that fall outside the Core—we are asking of our students.