Washington Local District Adoptions


Tacoma
Tacoma approves new math books
Education: Balance sought for concepts, calculations
DEBBIE CAFAZZO 05/14/10 The News Tribune
Math Expression for K-5
Prentice Hall for middle grades



Seattle has its own page click the link at the left


Bellevue now has its own page click the link at the left



Issaquah


Here is a letter from Paul Kirschner to the Superintendent of the Issaquah School District. Paul is one of the authors of the following article. Click here to download a copy of the letter.


  • Dr. Rasmussen’s message to the School Board
    June 24, 2009
    • Adoption of Discovery Math postponed Some Reasons as stated in message:
      The state continues to waffle and create more uncertainty rather than less. Consider:
      • OSPI has issued conflicting reports about high-school math curriculum and refused the Issaquah School
      • District’s invitation to come defend its contradictory messages.
      • The State Board initially recommended three curricula, including Discovering, and asked for additional study
      • to reconcile the differences in the two reviews conducted by OSPI and SBE.
      • The Superintendent of Public Instruction likewise stated more research is needed, but no funding is available.
      • He has also said: “It is not the role of OSPI to direct which curricula a school district may or should select,”
      • yet OSPI has created an incredibly challenging position for districts by recommending only one curriculum.
      • There have been subsequent legal entanglements for districts going through math adoptions and threats of
      • litigation in neighboring districts.
      • Curriculum publishers are suing the state over alleged flaws in the state’s curriculum-adoption process.
      • The Superintendent of Public Instruction has asked the legislature to possibly postpone end-of-course
      • assessments a year until 2012.

Lake Washington School District
Lake Washington Committee Narrows Math Curricula Options to Two
Final possibilities to be tested in schools
February 9, 2010


Bethel School District
Results-- Coincidence, Correlation, or Causation?
The above link will take you to a page with some interesting math achievement data from the Bethel School District.
Bethel uses Everyday Math, CMP, and Discovering Mathematics.




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