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    2017 Middle School Math Adoption Update
    Posted on 09/08/2017

    Math Adoption Update

    In February 2017, Seattle Public Schools mathematics content area began the process of evaluating instructional materials for grades 6-8 math after recognizing a need for a standard curriculum across all schools that is robust and flexible enough to support and accommodate our diverse community. After the formation of an adoption committee and review of materials by the committee, staff, and the community, more than 30 middle school math classrooms across the district will be piloting one of the two final selections this fall. 

    Thank you to our adoption committee who spent the last six months reviewing the materials and finding the programs that are best suited to eliminate the opportunity gap for our students. enVisionmath2.0 and Glencoe Math have been moved forward for consideration. Both of these programs offer rigorous, engaging, and culturally responsive content accessible to a wide variety of learners; the educator tools are adaptable and easy to access; a wide range of family resources are available; and both are within the required budget constraints.  Over the next nine weeks, the math content area and members of the adoption committee will be observing the pilot classrooms in action and gathering feedback from students, teachers, and parents at the field test sites. 

    Later this fall, we will extend an invitation for parents, staff, and the community to provide feedback on the final two textbook options.  The materials will be on display at schools around the district and all are encouraged to review. Additionally, we will host a panel discussion with the field test participants sharing insights on the effectiveness of both resources.

    In the winter, the adoption committee will present their final recommendation to the school board for implementation in the 2018-19 school year.

    For more updates and information, please visit the 2017 Middle School Math Adoption page