Summary of Alignment & Usability for Agile Mind Middle School Mathematics | Math
Upon completing the review of the High School Integrated series from Agile Mind, EdReports.org determined that revisions and enhancements made within the Integrated series had also been made to the materials for the Traditional series and Grades 6-8 from Agile Mind. As a result, EdReports.org revised the reports for the Traditional series and Grades 6-8 to reflect the revisions and enhancements that have been made to the materials.
The instructional materials reviewed for Agile Mind Grades 6-8 meet the expectations for alignment. The assessments at all grade-levels are focused on grade-level standards, the materials devote at least 65% of class time to major clusters of the grade, and all grades are coherent and consistent with the Standards. Grades 6-8 meet expectations for Gateway 2, Rigor and Mathematical Practices. The lessons include conceptual understanding, fluency and procedures, and application, and there is a balance of these aspects for rigor. The Standards for Mathematical Practice (MPs) are used to enrich the learning, but the materials do not always attend to the full meaning of MPs 4 and 5. Grades 6-8 meet the criterion for usability which includes the following areas: use and design, planning and support for teachers, assessment, differentiation, and technology.