WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Great Minds is the only organization to be awarded a Tier-1 rating for both its English Language Arts and Mathematics curricula by the Louisiana Department of Education, a nationally recognized leader in the area of curriculum review.
This month, the state named Wit & Wisdom, Great Minds' new K-8 English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum a Tier-1 resource, the only ELA curriculum recommended for statewide adoption across grades 3-8. Louisiana previously gave Eureka Math, also created by Great Minds, a Tier-1 designation across grades K-11. Great Minds is the only organization to be recommended in both core subject areas.
"Louisiana's reviews are so rigorous—our teacher-writers are thrilled to have passed the mark in both subjects," Great Minds President and Executive Director Lynne Munson said. "The Tier-1 rating will help ensure that Wit & Wisdom reaches more students and teachers. In the three years since Eureka Math won that designation in 2014, more than 80 percent of Louisiana districts implemented the curriculum in their schools."
Like Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom was built from the new college- and career-ready standards by a collaboration of teachers and scholars who know that curriculum must be coherent, rigorous, and knowledge-rich in order to be effective. Wit & Wisdom draws on the power of rich works of literature and informational texts to propel learning.
About Great Minds A group of education leaders founded the non-profit Great Minds in 2007 to define and encourage knowledge-rich comprehensive education for all students. Great Minds' Eureka Math curriculum has won accolades at the state and national levels, and was the first comprehensive math curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards at every grade. The nonprofit released Wit & Wisdom, a new K-8 ELA curriculum, in fall 2016. It taps the power of literature, history and science to meet the expectations of the new standards.