Math K-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials reviewed for Match Fishtank Grades 3-5 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 3-5 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 identified, used to enrich the learning, and meet the full intent of all eight MPs. Grades 3-5 partially meet the criteria for usability. The materials meet expectations for Use and Design to Facilitate Student Learning, and partially meet exceptions for Planning and Support for Teachers, Assessment, and Differentiation.

The instructional materials reviewed for Match Fishtank 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 identified, used to enrich the learning, and meet the full intent of all eight MPs. Grades 6-8 partially meet the criteria for usability. The materials meet expectations for Use and Design to Facilitate Student Learning, and partially meet exceptions for Planning and Support for Teachers, Assessment, and Differentiation.

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