Grades 6-8 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The instructional materials for Carnegie Learning Math Solution (2018) meet the expectations for focus and coherence in Gateway 1. All courses meet the expectations for focus as they assess grade-level topics and spend the majority of class time on major work of the grade, and all courses meet the expectations for coherence as they have a sequence of topics that is consistent with the logical structure of mathematics. In Gateway 2, all courses meet the expectations for rigor and balance, and all courses meet the expectations for practice-content connections. In Gateway 3, all courses meet the expectations for instructional supports and usability. The instructional materials show strengths by being well designed and taking into account effective lesson structure and pacing, offering teachers resources and tools to collect ongoing data about student progress on the Standards, and supporting teachers in differentiating instruction for diverse learners within and across grades.