MCS Board of Education Approves Math Adoption
During its March work session meeting, the Marietta City Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of the Pearson Math Program for kindergarten through 11th-grade students. This adoption provides an opportunity for the district to support math instruction at all grade levels using a collaborative team to ensure alignment of the Marietta City Schools (MCS) Balanced Mathematics Framework and the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
In accordance with Policy IC, quantitative data and qualitative input were used to narrow the interested applicants to three vendors: Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Math, with the district and community ultimately choosing to partner with Pearson.
“We want every teacher and family to have access to a full menu of resources – traditional textbooks, teacher kits, consumables, and digital resources – so our children have every opportunity for success. I feel confident our math adoption committee, comprised of 40+ educators from every role in the district, did just that in their recommendation for Pearson Math,” said Superintendent Grant Rivera following Tuesday night’s meeting. “Our goal is to provide students, teachers, and families with the resources they need to support student learning.”
During the 2018-2019 school year, the Office of Academic Achievement and Programs worked with various MCS departments, administrators, teachers, and community members to recommend the purchase of a district mathematics program (K-11th grade). A Request for Proposal (RFP) was posted on October 2018 and interested vendors submitted proposals. These proposals were vetted by a review team comprised of school-based coaches, district coordinators, executive directors, and the deputy superintendent.
A community decision – teachers, parents, administrators, and even young students were encouraged to visit the district’s Central Office for a public review of vendors in early February.
District leaders have committed to putting the new resources in the hands of teachers by May 2019.
Survey results from both the math committee and community members support the adoption of the Pearson Math Program.
Learn more about the district’s new math adoption via the links below.
Grades K-5 – Math Curriculum Overview
Grades 6-8 – Math Curriculum Overview
High School – Math Curriculum Overview
Math Committee Voting Results – Math Results
Math Community Voting Results – Community Math Adoption