ELA HS Summary of Alignment & Usability

The materials for Grades 9 and 10 partially meet the expectations of alignment. Both grades meet the expectations of Gateway 1, with consistent instruction and practice in writing and practicing focusing on the text when speaking. The texts included are appropriately rigorous and high quality, with guidance for the teacher to support students to read and comprehend texts at grade level. Language and grammar supports may require some additional teacher work. Both grades partially meet the expectations of Gateway 2, with opportunities for students to read and attend to texts that can build knowledge of topic and theme. However, tasks that provide culminating demonstration of integrated skills are inconsistent, and often focus more on the skill then on the knowledge gleaned from the material.