Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for Grades 6-8 do not meet the expectations for focus nor for coherence. The materials for Grades 6 and 7 assess the grade-level standards, but the materials lack focus as they do not spend a majority of time on the major work of each grade level. In each grade level, the materials meet the expectations for having the supporting content engage students in the major work of the grade, and they also provide some examples for fostering coherence through connections at each grade level. The materials do not meet expectations, though, for having an amount of content that is viable for one school year at each grade level, and the materials for each grade level do not neet expectations for being consistent with the progressions in the Standards.