Eureka Math Adoption History

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Please contact Dawn Wallace, Director of Teaching and Learning

The School Board unanimously adopted Eureka Math for elementary schools (grades K-5) at their February 10, 2016 meeting. The Elementary Math Adoption process involved the Teacher Work Group, the greater teacher community, parents and community members, and the school board.

State Standards

Adoption process and timeline

  • Elementary curriculum parent input survey responses - Winter 2015.
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  • Teacher adoption committee: Formed March, 2015 
  • Teacher adoption committee meeting dates
    Each meeting date includes its planned main agenda item(s), then links to the specific meeting summary when available
  • March 5, 2015: Determine consensus and norms, share charter, analyze and consider parent survey, process/discuss timeline and introduce research 
  • April 15, 2015: Share research, introduce curriculum choices to consider, vet for alignment with Common Core State Standards
    • May 5, 2015: Review and evaluate materials (K-2)
    • May 7, 2015: Review and evaluate materials (3-5)
    • May 20, 2015: Discuss initial evaluations of materials, hear from vendors, determine which programs will be field tested 
    • August, 2015: Prepare field test teachers; distribute materials, share guidelines and expectations 
    • September 10,  2015, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Parent/Community Preview of Math Curriculum Materials
    • November 4, 2015: Field Test Review: Present, review, discuss and consider feedback from parent/community September 10 event and collective field test input.
    • November 18, 2015: Field Test Review: This meeting cancelled as a recommendation was made during the November 4 meeting. 
    • December 3, 2015: IMC Preparation in sub-committee
    • December 10, 2015: IMC Presentation
    • January 14, 2016: IMC approved the recommendation of Eureka Math
    • Parent/Community Review: January 15, 2016 - January 29, 2016
      Parents and community members can review and provide written input on the recommended materials during normal business hours at the Administration Building.
  • Board Review: The School Board unanimously adopted Eureka Math for elementary schools (grades K-5) at their February 10, 2016 meeting.

MEETING SUMMARIES

February 10, 2016
The school board voted unanimously to approve the recommendation from the Materials Selection Committee to adopt Eureka Math for grades kindergarten through five.

November 18, 2015 
This meeting cancelled as a recommendation was made during the November 4 meeting.

November 4, 2015 
The consensus decision was made to recommend Eureka Math to Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Emilie Hard and then to the Instructional Materials Committee.

September 10, 2015
Teacher guides and student texts from My Math (McGraw-Hill), Eureka Math (open source) and Math Expressions (Houghton Mifflin) were shared at the community preview event. Community members were invited to share written feedback for the committee’s consideration. 

May 20, 2015
Representatives from each publisher presented an overview for each of the four programs under consideration. The remainder of the meeting included reviewing data, discussion, advocating and seeking clarity. The decision was made to advance three programs for field-testing: My Math, Eureka and Math Expressions.

May 5 and 7, 2015
The May 5 and 7, 2015 meeting was singularly devoted to members individually reviewing and rating the four programs under consideration. K-2 teachers attended on May 5; grades 3-5 teachers May 7.

April 15, 2015
The April 15 meeting began with reviewing group norms and establishing the elementary math vision that will guide our process. Grade level groups evaluated six programs according to the Washington state standards criteria. It was determined that EnVision, My Math, Eureka and Math Expressions will move forward for the next phase of evaluation.

March 5, 2015
The March 5, 2015 Math adoption included introductions, a review of the consensus process, establishment of norms and a review of the charter, which incorporates purpose, criteria, approach, and roles.

The adoption process, timeline, and dates were shared. The survey that was completed by parent/community members in January, 2015, was considered and opinions noted, including the small percentage of parents who responded to the survey. Additionally, parents expressed concern about the current program that ‘spirals’ and prefer greater opportunities for differentiated instruction. Teachers noted that increased communication might alleviate some of the concerns mentioned in the survey.

Lastly, the group read research on best practices in math and analyzed the information. Discussion will continue at the next meeting.