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Jerry P. Becker

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CA Adoptions - For Information
Posted: Apr 28, 1999 9:26 PM
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[Note: I just received what follows from Carol Bohlin and two two other
on the west coast, concerning the CA textbook adoption process. For your

From the Office of Delaine Eastin, California Superintendent of Public

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

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 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:

Addison-Wesley; UCSMP Transition Math; Yes/Changes

Creative Publications; Hot Words, Hot Topics; Yes/Changes/5 (no/6/7)

Developmental Studies Center; Number Power; Yes/ K-1 (no/2-6)

Glencoe; Mathematics: Applications and Connections; Yes/changes

Glencoe; Pre-Algebra: An Integrated Transition to Algebra and Geometry; Yes

Glencoe; Algebra I: Integration Applications Connections; Yes/changes

Globe Fearon; Access to Math; Yes/6 (no/7)

Globe Fearon; Basic Geometry; Yes/6-7 (no/8)

Globe Fearon; Success in Math: Basic Algebra; Yes/6-7 (no/8)

Harcourt Brace; Math Advantage; Yes/K-2 (no/3-7)

Houghton Mifflin; MathSteps; Yes/changes/3-7 (no/K-2)

Kendall/Hunt; Math Trailblazers: A Mathematical Journey; Yes/changes

Mastery Learning; Count, Notice, & Remember; yes/K-3

Metropolitan; Metro Math Readers; Yes

Metropolitan; Problem Solving Step by Step; Yes

Prentice Hall; Algebra: Tools for a Changing World; Yes/changes

Prentice Hall; Middle Grades Math: Tools for Success; Yes/changes

Saxon; Saxon Mathematics 3-6; Yes/3-5; Yes/changes/6

Saxon; Saxon Mathematics K-3; Yes/K-2; Yes/changes/3

William H. Sadlier; Progress in Mathematics; Yes/changes

William K. Bradford; Math Trek Series 8 (Probability and Statistics);


Sheri Willebrand, a member of the Curriculum Commission, sent the following
message to add important information about the IMAP-approved math
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


Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)

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