Here is the conclusion from Strategic Teachings report of 3-11-09 to the SBE:

CONCLUSION

From
the
perspective
of
mathematical
soundness,
none
of
the
reviewed
programs
were
completely
satisfactory.

Holt was
the
strongest
of
the
four,
meaning
the
mathematics
is
not
compromised
in
any
of
the
three
topics
examined.

Discovering
was
the
weakest
with
all
three
areas
considered
inadequate.

CorePlus and
Glencoe were
about
the
same
and
between
the
other
two.

The
good
news
is
that
there
are
other
programs
that
match
well
to
Washington’s
standards.
Although
resources are scarce now, there are other programs available
for
Washington to investigate with respect to their mathematical soundness
in
the
future.

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The next two highest ranked programs from OSPI are Prentice Hall and McDougall-Littell

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The SBE will use this report at their meeting toward the end of this week in Tumwater.

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Strategic Teaching's report on high school texts:

http://www.math.jhu.edu/~wsw/ED/SThs.pdf

For a math soundness review of the 4 high school programs:

Stephen Wilson's review:

http://www.math.jhu.edu/~wsw/ED/wahighschoolwsw.pdf

Guershon Harel's review of the same:

http://www.math.jhu.edu/~wsw/ED/harelhs.pdf

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5 years ago

## 3 comments:

Obama tells students, "Educate yourselves."

Our school system might be crap, but you need an education.

Hey Obama:

My kids are on independent study and I'm paying $40 per day for a private tutor. Your school system sucks.

My kid has a physical disability (missing a hand), won't go to school (hates it). Social security says she doesn't have a problem. Where's the equity? I don't get it.

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