EdReports.org reviewed five high Common Core-aligned math textbooks in their first round of reviews and found only one textbook was “aligned.”
- College Board – nope.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – nope.
- Pearson – nope.
- Carnegie Learning – partial credit for “focus and rigor,” but nope.
- The CPM Learning Program was the only textbook deemed “Common Core-aligned”
Pearson wasn’t happy with the review because obviously this isn’t good for the bottom line.
Our analysis of the EdReports evaluations of Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics Common Core ©2014 shows that the EdReports evaluations continue to be plagued by inaccuracies, misunderstandings of program instructional models, misinterpretations of the both the intent and the expectation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Publisher’s Criteria, and a lack of understanding of effective curriculum development and pedagogy. Pearson Education and its authors consider the EdReports evaluation an incomplete, invalid, and unreliable reporting of the quality of the program and of its alignment to the expectations of the CCSS-M.
This group recently said all of the K-8 math textbooks reviewed were not “Common Core-aligned.”
Look here is all you need to know about EdReports.org. They received just shy of $1.5 million in 2015 from the Gates Foundation (by way of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.) for operating support “to enable them to build their core priorities of publishing reviews of instructional materials, and to grow their operations and capacity to include teacher feedback of such materials.”
See if all the textbooks are bad then they can blame the poor implementation of Common Core on the textbooks, not the standards themselves. They have already started that narrative. See teachers just need better resources, not new standards… Nothing to see here folks, just ignore the clear conflict of interest.