Math HS Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for the Larson Traditional Series do not meet expectations for alignment to the CCSSM for high school. The instructional materials attend to the full intent of the high school standards and spend a majority of time on the widely applicable prerequisites from the CCSSM. However, the instructional materials partially attend to engaging students in mathematics at a level of sophistication appropriate to high school and explicitly identifying standards from Grades 6-8 and building on them to the High School Standards. Since the materials do not meet the expectations for focus and coherence, evidence for rigor and the mathematical practices in Gateway 2 was not collected.