Union Secondary Math Adoption Rubric 2009-2010

This rubric will be used by secondary math teachers in the textbook adoption process.

Name


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. This textbook aligns to Oklahoma PASS.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. This text has the essential skills identified by teachers (see seperate list for skills).*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The instructional concepts and examples are updated and current.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The mathematics content is correct, factually accurate, and written with precision. *
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Mathematics Content/Alignment with state standards. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Instruction is organized in a systematic and logical order with an increase in depth and complexity.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Concepts and procedures are explained and accompanied with examples of varied difficulty to reinforce the lesson. *
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Materials give attention to problem solving, reasoning, communicating, and application.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Resources include suggestions for helping students understand academic vocabulary, comprehend, and utilize the textbook features.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Literacy strategies are a part of instruction (activating prior knowledge, questioning, making inferences, visualizing, vocabulary, writing, etc.) and there is support for implementing these strategies.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Resources include suggestions for student remediation of essential skills.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Sufficient instructional and practice materials are provided for essential skills. *
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Repetition and review are used to develop automaticity or to prepare for future learning.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Student materials contain guidance to help build understanding of a topic.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Program Organization. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Strategies to anticipate, identify, address, and correct common student error and misconceptions.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Teacher’s edition provides suggestions for integration and connections to other disciplines.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The students resources are complete, labeled correctly, and have directions that are easily followed.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Instructional Planning and Support. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Questions are provided to monitor students’ comprehension during instruction.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. There are a variety of authentic, formative, and summative assessments to document student progress.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. There are guidelines and resources for alternate assessments, answer guides, sample project guides, rubrics, and portfolios.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Assessment. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Comprehensive guidance and strategies in how to differentiate instruction for all learners.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Teacher and student editions include alternatives for advanced students that allow students to accelerate beyond their grade-level content or study the content in greater depth or complexity.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Universal Access. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. The teacher is directed in ways to make math relevant to students’ lives with a variety of real-world applications.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. There are ample opportunities for students to work collaboratively.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Students given the opportunity to respond orally or in writing.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Students have the opportunity to create visual representations, generate products, or think of new situations for applying or extending what they learn. *
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Motivation and Engagement. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. The publisher provides initial textbook and resource orientation each year upon request.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Alternative forms of professional development (PD kits, videos, books, webinars, etc.) are provided upon request.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Professional Development. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Student textbook and interactive resources are easily accessed on-line.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Publisher has website where the teacher can easily access all instructional resources and technological support.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Video tutorials for parents and students are available on-line for all textbook lessons.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The lessons incorporate technological activities such as PowerPoint, calculators, virtual manipulatives, interactive white board lessons, etc.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The textbook provides support for the type of calculators being used in the classroom.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Technology. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.


  1. Resources are provided to prepare students for state and national assessments. (EOI, ACT, SAT, AP, etc.)*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Do you feel confident that you would use this material as your primary resource for teaching the appropriate course?*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The components (teacher edition and ancillaries) directly support the same purpose and goals.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The materials are text-friendly, the colors, size of print, spacing, quantity, and type of visuals are suitable for the abilities and needs of the intended students.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. The text is appropriate for the maturity level of the student.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Student text and materials are durable.*
    Non-existant
    Exists, but weak
    Adequate
    Strong
    Superior
    Not Applicable


  1. Comments, strengths, concerns, questions, etc. on Additional Considerations. Please refer to specific question numbers when entering comments.