“Don’t spend your money until [instructional materials] arrive that actually fully line up” with the new standards, Mr. Schmidt said he advises districts.
“It is a shame that all these snake-oil salesmen” say textbooks are aligned with the Common Core, Schmidt said of publishers.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt did not return calls seeking comment. Polikoff also analyzed enVisionMATH, published by Pearson, and Math Connects, from MacMillan/McGraw Hill.
Brian Belardi, a spokesman for MacMillan/McGraw Hill, said of the research, “In some sense, its not terribly surprising.”When the Common Core was pitched in 2010, Belardi says they worked quickly to put out a book, resulting in Math Connects. They’ve since developed another book that Belardi says is fully aligned. He said he was not aware why Math Connects was marketed as such.”We did the best we could under the time frame.”