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    Feedback Requested on Possible Middle School Math Textbooks
    Posted on 05/03/2017

    Seattle Public Schools invites all families, staff and community members to review the instructional materials under consideration for use in grades 6-8. This will be the first of two rounds of public review. The input you provide will help the middle school math textbook adoption committee narrow the choice of materials for the second round of review and a classroom pilot.

    Give Us Your Feedback Between May 3 and May 23

    Materials are available for review in two ways:

    • To view the materials in person, visit the professional library of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence at 2445 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134 and fill out the feedback form.
    • To view and evaluate the materials online, visit this page for instructions. After you review the materials, use this feedback form to provide your review. The feedback form is also available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese and Amharic.

    What Kind of Feedback Can I Give?

    Even if math was not your strongest subject in school, you can still provide valuable feedback. The feedback form will ask six general questions like “will the resources provided help me support my student” or “does this book contain racist or sexist content?” It’s not necessary to be an expert in math to help review the materials. There is also an open comment section where you can provide additional thoughts for the adoption committee to consider.

    Materials Review Open House with Translators

    On Thursday, May 11, Seattle Public Schools will hold an open house from 5-7 p.m. at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence for families, staff and community members to learn more about the instructional materials that are being considered for adoption.

    The open house will display materials that have been submitted as potential middle school math curriculum. Families, staff, and the community will have the opportunity to examine the teacher and student materials and provide feedback. This feedback is essential to the process of selecting the best materials to recommend for the second round of the review and field test process.

    By policy, publishers will not be in attendance; however, there will be SPS staff along with translators available to support participants in the process.

    For more information about the middle school math adoption, please visit the adoption webpage.

    Middle School Math Adoption 2017