This advisory recommendation has not been approved by the State Instructional Quality Commission
or the State Board of Education.

REVIEW PANEL ADVISORY RECOMMENDATION
2014 MATHEMATICS PRIMARY ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Publisher
Series
Grade Level(s)
Agile Mind
Common Core Algebra I Mathematics
Algebra I

Program Summary:
The Mathematics program Common Core Algebra I Mathematics is composed of, but not limited to, the following items: CCSS Algebra I – Teacher Edition; CCSS Algebra I – Student Edition.

Recommendation:

Agile Mind Common Core Algebra I Mathematics is recommended for adoption because it is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and meets the rest of the evaluation criteria approved by the State Board of Education for this adoption.

Criteria Category 1: Mathematics Content/Alignment with Standards

The program supports teaching to the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and does cover all of the evaluation criteria in category 1.

The criteria listed below are covered:

Citations:
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 20: Exploring “Using the Quadratic Formula” p. 5 (Animation 4)
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 19: Exploring “Completing the Square” ?pp. 1–12
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 5: Mathematics Assessment Resource Service Task: Differences
Criterion #5: Algebra 1, Topic 1: Exploring “Representing Data”
Criterion #6a: Algebra 1, Topic 8: Exploring “Solving Linear Equations” ?pp. 1, 3, 5; Topic 9: Overview; Topic 9: Exploring “The Definitions of Absolute Values” pp. 1–11

Criteria Category 2: Program Organization

The organization and features of the instructional materials support and learning of the Standards.

Citations:
Criterion #1: Algebra 1, Course Materials, Alignment to Standards – Common Core State Standards 2010
Criterion #5: Algebra 1, Course Materials, Course Topics, Glossary
Criterion #6: Algebra 1, Professional Support, Advice for Instruction, Topic 3, Prepare Instruction and Deliver Instruction

Criteria Category 3: Assessment

The instructional materials contain strategies and tools for continually measuring student achievement. Assessments provide guidance for the teacher in determining whether the student needs additional materials or resources to achieve grade-level standards and conceptual understanding.

Citations:
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 5: Assessments and Testing
Criterion #3: Algebra 1, Topic 7: Guided Assessment, More Practice, Testing (Multiple Choice and Constructed Response)
Criterion #7: Algebra 1, Topic 13: Assessments (Guided Assessment and More Practice)

Criteria Category 4: Universal Access

Students with special needs are provided access to the same standards-based curriculum that is provided to all students, including both the content standards and the standards for mathematical practice. Instructional materials provide access to the standards-based curriculum for all students, including English learners, advanced learners, students below grade level in mathematical skills, and students with disabilities.?
Citations:
Criterion #1: Algebra 1, Topic 9: Advice for Instruction, Deliver Instruction, Blocks 1
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 5: Exploring “Direct Variation”; Advice for Instruction; Deliver Instruction, Block 3
Criterion #8: Algebra 1,Topic 4: Exploring “Elevator Graphs” pp. 1, 2, 5; Topic 9: Overview p. 1, 4

??Criteria Category 5: Instructional Planning

The instructional materials contain a clear road map for teachers to follow when planning instruction.
?Citations:
Criterion #1: Algebra 1, Topic 6: Advice for Instruction, Prepare Instruction and Deliver Instruction
Criterion #6: Algebra 1, Topic 18: Professional Support “Advice for Instruction” Activity Sheets (Teacher)
Criterion #7: Algebra 1, Topic 17: Exploring “Multiplying Polynomials” ?pp. 8–12

Criteria Category 6: Teacher Support

The instructional materials are designed to help teachers provide mathematics instruction that ensures opportunities for all students to learn the essential skills and knowledge specified for in the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Citations:
Criterion #2: Algebra 1, Topic 18: Advice for Instruction, Deliver Instruction, Block 3, Lesson Activities pp. 3–7
Criterion #6: Algebra 1, Topic 2: Advice for Instruction Prepare Instruction Goals and Objectives
Criterion #9: Algebra 1, Topic 3: Overview pp. 1-3; Topic 4: Overview 1–4

Edits and Corrections:

The following edits and corrections must be made as a condition of adoption.

None.

This advisory recommendation has not been approved by the State Instructional Quality Commission or the State Board of Education.

© California Department of Education
Posted October 1, 2013

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