Curriculum Associates Supports the Unique Needs of English Learners with a Redesigned Mathematics Program for Grades 6–8

Program’s recent WIDA correlation provides concrete example of Curriculum Associates’ commitment to helping ELs achieve proficiency and growth

North Billerica, MA, April 3, 2019

Curriculum Associates’ new Ready Mathematics 2020 Edition for Grades 6–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). Available for Back to School 2019, the newly redesigned program provides powerful language-based activities and support to help English Learners (ELs) achieve proficiency and growth in mathematics. The program’s WIDA correlation provides educators a concrete example of Curriculum Associates’ commitment to providing the most comprehensive tools to support ELs.

The WIDA PRIME V2 correlation process helps educators understand how instructional materials are correlated to the WIDA Standards Framework and relevant for both US domestic and international audiences to meet the academic needs of ELs. The PRIME V2 specifically examines instructional materials’ asset-based philosophy, academic language, performance definitions, and strands of model performance indictors and the standards matrices. 

“The WIDA correlation reflects how Ready Mathematics 2020 Edition for Grades 6–8 meets the criteria outlined in the WIDA Standards Framework. The power of Ready Mathematics is how its effective instruction allows all students—regardless of their English language proficiency—to master math concepts and standards,” said Claudia Salinas, Vice President of English Learning at Curriculum Associates. “As a company, we are committed to providing equitable support for all students, and our programs are designed to recognize and celebrate the many assets ELs bring to their classrooms.”

Ready Mathematics 2020 Edition for Grades 6–8 includes powerful language-based activities through which students can access, create, and express their mathematics understanding. It also includes strategic scaffolds to help ELs access rigorous, grade-level mathematics instruction. 

The complete Ready Mathematics program, available for Grades K–8, develops students’ procedural fluency and emphasizes conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics. The lessons use a research-based, discourse-focused instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application to build confidence and mastery of the Mathematics Standards. 

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About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.



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