Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The grade band texts include several future grade-level assessments.  The grade band texts do not meet the publisher criteria for having the large majority of time spent on the major work of the grade.  Supporting and additional clusters are treated separately therefore not counted as a part of the major work. The materials are not coherent or consistent with the standards. There is not enough content for one school year.

The grade band texts have several future grade-level assessments.  The grade band texts do not meet the expectations for the large majority of time spent on the major work of the grade.  Supporting and additional clusters are treated separately and do not enhance the major work. The materials are not coherent or consistent with the standards. There is not enough content for one school year.

The materials reviewed for grades 6-8 do not meet the expectations for alignment to the CCSSM.  The materials devote the majority of class time to the major work for Grades 6 through 8. The materials are coherent and consistent with the CCSSM for Grade 8, but Grades 6 and 7 have concepts beyond those grades. There are a few times that the supporting work enhances the understanding of the major clusters. The CCSSM are visibly listed on the student pages and in the teacher edition. Since the materials did not meet the expectation for Gateway 1 in Grades 6 and 7, those grades were not reviewed in Gateway 2.  The Grade 8 text excels at mathematical language, but does not address the full meaning of the mathematical practices or spend sufficient time on building conceptual understanding.

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