Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials for Japan Math Grades K-2 do not meet expectations for alignment to the CCSSM. In Gateway 1, the instructional materials do not meet the expectations for focus as they assess grade-level standards. The Kindergarten instructional materials devote approximately 59% of instructional time to the major work of the grade, while the instructional materials for Grades 1-2 both devote more than 65% of instructional time to the major work of the grade. For coherence, the instructional materials have an amount of content designated for one grade level that is partially viable for one school year, and the instructional materials for are not coherent and consistent with the Standards. Since the materials do not meet expectations for alignment to the CCSSM, they were not reviewed for rigor and the Mathematical Practices in Gateway 2 and for usability in Gateway 3.

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