[Note: I just received what follows from Carol Bohlin and two two other colleagues on the west coast, concerning the CA textbook adoption process. For your information.] **********************************************************
From the Office of Delaine Eastin, California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mathematics Instructional Materials Advisory Panels Reports and Recommendations April 1999
Final Draft Reports and Recommendations have been completed by the Mathematics Instructional Materials Advisory Panels (IMAPs) convened as part of the AB 2519 Additional Adoptions Process. The reports ore subject to technical corrections. The citations appearing In the IMAP reports are exemplary, not exhaustive. The reports and recommendations reflect the contributions of the Content Review Panel (CRPs) that supported and assisted each of the IMAPs.
The immediately following pages provide a summary of the IMAP recommendations. The listing is alphabetical by publisher. The far left column indicates the number of the IMAP that considered the submission. [Note: These 3 pages are not included in this email. I typed in only the information for the textbooks that WERE recommended.--CFB]
Eighty-seven submissions were directly deliberated by the IMAPs during the week of April 12-16, 1999, in Sacramento. Two other submissions presented in Spanish identical content to an English-language version. Of this total of 89 submissions, 68 were not recommended for adoption, 18 were recommended for adoption with some manner of qualification (e.g., some grade levels recommended for adoption and others not, or substantive changes recommended), and 3 were recommended for adoption as submitted (or with only minor, non-substantive changes).
The next step in the adoption process is a public hearing to be conducted by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission on May 25-28, 1999, in Sacramento. The IMAP reports and recommendations are advisory to the Curriculum Commission. The Curriculum Commission is not required to accept IMAP recommendations, but aIways (and appropriately so) gives them great weight in their own deliberations and decision making processes.
The Curriculum Commission's reports and recommendations on the various submissions will be forwarded to the State Board of Education for consideration at the June 1999 meeting, although some may be deferred to the July 1999 meeting. NO SUBMISSION IS ADOPTED OR REJECTED UNTIL FORMAL ACTION IS TAKEN BY THE STATE BOARD 0F EDUCATION.
The State Board of Education. Curriculum Commission, State superintendent of Public Instruction, and California Department of Education proudly recognize and commend all who served on the IMAPs and CRPs. Without their extraordinary volunteer effort, the evaluation process reflected in these reports and recommendations would not have been possible.
Here are the publishers, submission titles, and IMAP decisions for the books that made it to the IMAPs' final list:
William H. Sadlier; Progress in Mathematics; Yes/changes
William K. Bradford; Math Trek Series 8 (Probability and Statistics); Yes/changes
Sheri Willebrand, a member of the Curriculum Commission, sent the following message to add important information about the IMAP-approved math materials: ------- The programs as listed with either: "Yes" (some specify only some grades) or "Yes/changes"
If "Yes"--these are recommended as is (some only have some grades not all program)--and will be voted on at the May 25 -26 Curriculum Commission Mtg. and sent to SBE for adoption in June with a final vote in July.
If "Yes with changes", the publisher must make changes and submit them--have the changes checked . The Curriculum Commission will vote on whether the changes will allow them to be adopted (or not) then these are sent to the SBE--this will not happen until Sept or Oct.--not sure timeline for SBE adoption.
You will note, the list is very short 11 with "yes" and 12 with "yes/changes"--the main reason is because most of the programs could not pass the content standards as they were submitted at that grade level (some even moved down a grade--Ex: 5th was submitted for 4th--and still had difficulty).
* Jerry P. Becker Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA Fax: (618)453-4244 Phone: (618)453-4241 (office) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org