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On the other hand, The materials reviewed do not meet expectations for usability and assessment for Grade 6. The materials do not provide strategies for gathering information about students' prior knowledge within and across grade levels. Also, the materials reviewed for Grade 6 do not meet expectations for the criterion for differentiated instruction. There are some limited notes in the margins/boxes of the teacher materials that provide teachers with strategies for meeting the needs of a range of learners and a variety of solution strategies are not always encouraged. Overall the Grade 6 material only partially meets the criterion for usability.
How usable is a high school math program for teachers and students that has no textbooks?
I agree that in a hi-tech age other skills beyond the textbook are needed but the textbook is needed by both teacher and student.