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CASTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT CURRICULUM MATERIALS EVALUATION SHEET
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Date:____________________Textbook series you reviewed:_____________________________________________
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Grade Level reviewed (please circle): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS _____________(course)
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Please use the following rating scores for each descriptor. Place an X in the box that most closely matches your opinion.
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5 = Exemplary 4 = Promising 3 = Adequate 2 = Inadequate 1 = Very inadequate 0 = missing
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Criterion 1: Curriculum Features/Content543210
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Rigor: Requires students to pursue the eight standards for mathematical practice.
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--Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
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--Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
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--Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
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--Model with mathematics.
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--Use appropriate tools strategically.
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--Attend to precision.
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--Look for and make use of structure.
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--Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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Vertical Alignment is present.
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Washington State Math Standards are aligned appropriately.
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Real world scenarios are embedded in the instruction to allow students
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to make mathematical connections.
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The material is user-friendly and accurate with an appealing format and font.
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There is an appropriate balance of skill development, conceptual understanding,
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and mathematics processes.
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Academic vocabulary and math discussion are embedded into lessons.
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New concepts are introduced using "engaging hooks."
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Materials include a rich source of problems, exercises, and projects that can be used for
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classwork, collaborative tasks, and center ideas.
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Assessment tools (e.g., tasks, open-ended questions, tests) are provided for assessing
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learning and informing instructional decision-making.
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Assessments include various types: diagnostic, formative, summative.
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Criterion 2: Diverisity and Equity543210
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Tasks apply to the diversity of students and their abilities, interests, and learning styles.
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Ex: Visual/Kinesthetic/Auditory
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Material provides access to or demonstrates concepts in multiple ways, allowing for a variety
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student responses.
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Textbook Format accessibility
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Material provides resources for students with disabilities and English Language Learners
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Material reflects a variety of ways to differentiate instruction and model content support to all
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learners.
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Material reflects sensititivity with regard to gender, race/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic
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status, intellectual, and physical abilities.
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Intervention Piece is present or has an option to add-on. (Tier 2)
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Criterion 3: Technology543210
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Lessons involve the use of instructional technology, manipulatives, or other tools so that
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students can visualize complex concepts, acquire and analyze information, and communicate
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solutions.
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Virtual manipulatives are readily accessible, easy to use, and designed to help students
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conceptualize mathematics ideas.
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Digital assessment materials support the class work and allow teachers to customize
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the assessments.
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Digital assessments provide practice in the state assessment format.
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Lessons are availabe digitally so all students can have access to the same information.
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Teacher materials link to available digital resources making planning and instructional
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delivery easy, efficient and effective.
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Digital tools allow for students to interact with their textbooks from any device, anywhere, at
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any time.
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The online student text is digitally interactive, capturing student work which can be monitored
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remotely by the teacher.
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Online lesson presentations and student tutorials encourage student engagement, help
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develop conceptual understanding and promote rigorous and thoughtful learning.
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The math website is eay to access, with all of the resources located in one place for
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convenience and ease of use.
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Criterion 4: Affortability543210
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Program is within the district budget.
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