Grades 6-8 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for Grades 6-7 do not meet the expectations for alignment to the CCSSM. Instructional materials reviewed for Grade 8 partially meet expectations for alignment. The materials devote the majority of class time to the major work for Grade 8, but not for Grades 6 and 7. The materials do not consistently give students of varying abilities extensive work with grade level problems. While each standard is linked to one or more lessons within one chapter, it is not done so across chapters. Also, connections are not made within each lesson to link the lesson to another lesson or standard.