July 20, 2016
We're excited that our first high school math reports are now posted on www.EdReports.org. Five new reports, each covering three courses, are posted and include evidence detailing whether the materials met our expectations for focus, coherence, rigor, mathematical practices, and instructional supports and usability. You can read more about our methodology in this e-alert and on our website.
Of the five reports, one series - Core Connections (CPM) - met criteria for alignment in all three review gateways: 1) focus and coherence; 2) rigor and mathematical practices; and 3) instructional supports and usability. Reviewers noted positive evidence that can benefit teachers and students across all of the series. Highlights from the first round of high school reviews include:
- Core Connections (CPM) (traditional): Met Expectations for Gateway 1, Gateway 2 and Gateway 3
- Carnegie Learning (traditional): Partially Met Expectations for Gateway 1 and Gateway 2
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (traditional): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1
- Pearson (integrated): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1
- Springboard College Board (traditional): Did Not Meet Expectations for Gateway 1
June 28, 2016
Read guest commentary from Jeff Crawford, Secondary Math Specialist, from the Mead School District in Spokane, WA. Jeff shares how his work as a content reviewer helps him "pay it forward" to support teachers and students in his district and nationwide. As Jeff says: "At this HS math launch milestone, I was reminded that the EdReports.org review process is markedly different. EdReports’ tool is unique, using practitioner wisdom while drawing upon the standards and other seminal documents, e.g., the standards, progression documents, publishers’ criteria, and various tools like the IMET and EQuIP. Our tool is built for and by educators – for and by educators across the range of roles, governances, and localities. We created our tool with the primary intent to support educators so we may do what’s best for kids."
June 28, 2016
Matt Barnum featured EdReports.org and our new high school math reviews on the74million.org. In the article titled "Several HS Math Textbooks Not Aligned With Common Core, Ratings Group Finds," Executive Director Eric Hirsch was quoted about why our review process and tool prioritize the key concepts of focus, coherence, rigor and the math practices: “Our educators who designed the [evaluation] tool said, ‘If it’s not covering the right math, talking about how usable it is is not constructive.’”
June 28, 2016
DURHAM, N.C. — June 28, 2016 — EdReports.org, the nonprofit whose educator teams review instructional materials to determine alignment to Common Core standards, announced the results of its first round of reviews of high school mathematics textbooks. Five reports examining both three-course traditional (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) and integrated (I, II, III) sequences were published today, along with the review tool and evidence guides educators used in the process.
May 5, 2016
Twenty-two (22) new grade-level reports are now available, including:
The Math Learning Center's Bridges in Mathematics;
- McGraw-Hill Education's Everyday Math;
- Kendall Hunt's Math Innovations; and
- Origo's Stepping Stones.
We're also celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and recognizing all of our amazing educator Content Reviewers. #EdReportsReviewer
April 8, 2016
In this e-Alert, we welcome Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Schools (Jacksonville), Florida to our Board of Directors, share summaries of the 6 new grade-level reports available on the EdReports.org website: College Preparatory Math (CPM)'s Core Connections and Carnegie Learning Math Series, and preview our high school math review tool.