Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

Jun 29, 2016 by

Today, the curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

Textbooks from the College Board, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson all failed to meet the expectations for being considered aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

A program by Carnegie Learning partially met the expectations for focus and rigor, but overall was deemed not aligned to the common standards, according to EdReports.org.

Of the five high school programs reviewed, the only one that was found to be fully aligned to the common core in all areas was a math textbook by CPM Educational Program.

In a response to the review of its integrated high school math textbook, Pearson wrote that the evaluations by EdReports “continue to be plagued by inaccuracies, misunderstandings of program instructional models, misinterpretations of both the intent and the expectation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and the Publisher’s Criteria, and a lack of understanding of effective curriculum development and pedagogy.”

Source: Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

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