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    The middle school math textbook adoption process moves toward final recommendation of a middle school math textbook.

    The adoption committee is currently reviewing student, teacher, and community feedback on the two final textual resources: enVision 2.0 and Glencoe. This review will inform the final recommendation to the school board this winter of which program to adopt. 

    Committee Meeting Dates: 

    • November 28, 2017 (8 AM - 3 PM, John Stanford Center)
    • December 5, 2017 (8 AM - 3 PM, John Stanford Center)
    • January 16, 2018 - CANCELLED

      See the Materials and Provide Feedback

      While the community review and feedback window has ended, materials may be still be seen at the John Stanford Center in the Professional Library. Thanks to all who participated in the community review providing very helpful feedback. And a special thanks to the schools who so graciously allowed visitors to review materials on display at their buildings: 

      • Aki Kurose Midddle School 
      • Eckstein Middle School 
      • Madison Middle School 
      • South Shore K-8 
      • Whitman Middle School 

      Stage 2: Textbook Classroom Pilot Program

      More than 30 teachers participated in the textbook pilot program, reaching approximately 2,500 students. For the first nine weeks of the school year, their teaching was based on one of the two textual materials listed above. The schools participating in the pilot program were: 

      Aki Kurose Middle School
      Broadview-Thomson K-8
      Catharine Blaine K-8
      Eckstein Middle School
      Fairmount Park Elementary
      Hamilton Middle School
      Jane Addams Middle School
      John Rogers Elementary School
      Lawton Elementary School
      Leschi Elementary
      Madison Middle School
      View Ridge Elementary
      Washington Middle School

      As the pilot period has ended, the adoption committee is currently reviewing student, teacher, and community feedback in order to make a final recommendation to the school board in December or January. 

      Stage 1: Review of Materials From Different Publishers

      At the direction of the Seattle Public Schools School Board, staff and community members are evaluating new math instructional materials for use in grades 6 – 8 starting with the 2018-2019 school year. The adoption committee met five times in the spring of 2017 to define selection criteria and to review materials from different textbook publishers.

      In looking at materials, the committee carefully evaluated how well a curriculum covered grade level standards, included materials to both challenge accelerated learners and to provide support for students working to reach grade level mastery, allowed teachers flexibility in how to use the materials, and included resources for families to use in supporting student learning outside of school.

      Based on this review, and with feedback from members of our community, the committee recommended two curricula for further consideration: enVisionmath2.0 from Pearson Education, and Glencoe Math from McGraw Hill. The school board voted to approve the use of these two textbooks in a pilot program in the fall of 2017 in 13 middle, elementary, and K-8 schools.

      enVisionmath2.0 is well-aligned to standards, has a variety of styles of problems, contains built-in review of key concepts, includes teacher materials that prompt learning in multiple styles, contains materials that teachers can easily and readily modify to support a wide range of learners, and includes examples that are easy to find and utilize. enVisionmath2.0 also has strong resources for families to use with students and confirms cultural variations and differences.

      Glencoe Math contains a variety of student tasks, is also well aligned to standards, provides both conceptual and procedural problems, has precise definitions and formulas, includes a variety of formats so as to be accessible to a wide variety of learners, is flexible and easily modifiable for teachers and even contains performance tasks at the appropriate depth of rigor. Further, it contains built-in review of key concepts, provides supports for special populations, and confirms cultural variations and differences.

      Adoption Committee Information

      6-8 Mathematics Instructional Materials Committee Meeting Dates

      • Round 1: March 21, April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30 (8:30-3:30 p.m.), June 13 (8:30 a.m. to noon)
      • Round 2: November 28 2017 (8 AM - 3 PM), December 5, 2017, and January 16, 2018 (if needed)

      Contact us

      Adoption Coordinators
      Anna Box
      Math Program Manager

      Patrick Gray
      Math Curriculum Specialist