Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for Grades 7 and 8 of The Utah Middle School Math Project meet expectations for alignment, Gateways 1 and 2, and they partially meet the expectations for instructional supports and usability indicators, Gateway 3. In Gateway 1, the materials spend the majority of the time on the major work of the grade, and the assessments are focused on grade-level standards. Content is aligned to the standards and progresses coherently across the grades and within each grade. In Gateway 2, the materials meet the expectations for rigor and the mathematical practices. In Gateway 3, the materials meet the expectations for having use and design to facilitate student learning and teacher planning and learning for success with CCSS.

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