Published Online: December 4, 2012
Published in Print: December 5, 2012, as State Says Textbooks Not Standards-Aligned

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State Says Textbooks Not Standards-Aligned

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Louisiana is poised to reject every math and reading textbook submitted by publishers in its most recent adoption cycle, saying the materials are not fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards' expectations, state officials announced last week.

The state appears to be the first to cite alignment problems as a key factor in passing on the textbooks.

Superintendent John White said in an interview that state reviewers found that the textbooks generally didn't adequately match the skills measured in preliminary tasks unveiled by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of the two testing consortia designing exams aligned to the common standards.

The decision would effectively delay state adoption of K-2 math textbooks and K-5 English/language arts for several years.

The state education department's recommendations will be reviewed and voted on by the state's board of education Dec. 4-5.

Vol. 32, Issue 13, Page 4

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