Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for Achievement First Mathematics Grades K-2 partially meet the expectations for alignment. At all grade levels, the assessments are focused on grade-level standards and devote at least 65% of class time to major clusters of the grade. The materials make connections between major and supporting work of the grade and between prior and future work. The materials do not provide all students with extensive work with grade-level problems, nor do the materials meet the full intent of all grade-level standards. Grades K-2 partially meet expectations for Gateway 2, rigor and mathematical practices. The lessons include conceptual understanding and procedural skill and fluency and balance the aspects of rigor. The Standards for Mathematical Practice (MPs) are identified and partially used to enrich the learning; however, the full intent of all MPs is not met. 

The instructional materials reviewed for Achievement First Mathematics Grades 3-5 partially meet the expectations for alignment. At all grade levels, the assessments are focused on grade-level standards and devote at least 65% of class time to major clusters of the grade. The materials make connections between major and supporting work of the grade and between prior and future work. The materials do not provide all students with extensive work with grade-level problems, nor do the materials meet the full intent of all grade-level standards. Grades 3-5 partially meet expectations for Gateway 2, rigor and mathematical practices. The lessons include conceptual understanding and procedural skill and fluency and balance the aspects of rigor. The Standards for Mathematical Practice (MPs) are identified and partially used to enrich the learning; however, the full intent of all MPs is not met.  

The instructional materials reviewed for Achievement First Mathematics Grades 6-8 partially meet the expectations for alignment. At all grade levels, the assessments are focused on grade-level standards and Grades 7 and 8 devote an appropriate amount of class time to major clusters of the grade. Grade 6 does not meet the expectation for focus, as it devotes less than 58% of class time to major clusters of the grade. The materials make connections between major and supporting work of the grade and between prior and future work. The materials provide all students with extensive work with grade-level problems, and meet the full intent of all grade-level standards. Grades 6-8 partially meet expectations for Gateway 2, rigor and mathematical practices. The lessons include conceptual understanding and procedural skill and fluency and balance the aspects of rigor. The Standards for Mathematical Practice (MPs) are partially identified and the materials partially meet the full intent of all of the MPs. The MPs are used to enrich the learning.