Are today’s classroom materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards? That is the question that professors from University of Southern California and Michigan State University discussed at a recent Education Writers Association seminar. After analyzing “40-50 textbooks covering first through ninth grades — books that are used by roughly 60 percent of U.S. school children,” there answer to this important question was a strong “no.”
On the latest edition of Common Core Radio on BAM Radio Network, we talk with Grant Wiggins and Student Achievement Partners’ Sandra Alberti about this latest analysis and what educators should expect when it comes to instructional materials and CCSS alignment.
Check out the full show here. It is a great forward-looking discussion.