WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math curriculum received the top rating on EdReports for middle school math. LearnZillion is Illustrative Mathematics' only Certified Partner.
"We are proud to see LearnZillion's IM Certified version of our grades 6–8 curriculum pass with flying colors on EdReports' criteria for Focus and Coherence, Rigor and Mathematical Practices, and Usability," said Bill McCallum, noted mathematician and founder of Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math.
EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. With evidence-based reviews of instructional materials and support of smart adoption processes, EdReports equips teachers with excellent materials nationwide.
As Illustrative Mathematics' only certified curriculum and professional development partner, LearnZillion provides districts with the materials, tools, and support they need to roll out the curriculum. The company empowers teachers to shift math classes from workbook time to discussion-and-problem-solving time. With easy-to-use lesson plans, student materials, and built-in teacher guidance, LearnZillion's implementation removes barriers for teachers. Instead of spending hours prepping lesson materials, teachers can focus on understanding the math and differentiating to meet all their students' needs.
Each lesson includes ready-to-present, student-facing visuals accompanied by teaching notes. The teaching notes highlight practical teaching moves that keep the lesson on track and provide advice on how to meet students at different levels. As a result, LearnZillion eliminates the need for additional teacher prep work, ensuring that teachers have time to address the most important components of Illustrative Mathematics' problem-based high school curriculum.
"We're thrilled to learn that LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math has achieved the highest EdReports rating," said Eric Westendorf, CEO and co-founder of LearnZillion. "EdReports has become the trusted source when it comes to high-quality, full course curriculum, so it means a lot to get their top rating."
In addition, LearnZillion has integrated digitized Illustrative Mathematics assessments and practice items so that teachers can receive auto-scored formative feedback on student mastery, and students can practice answering tech-enabled questions.
About LearnZillion: LearnZillion is an education software company with a mission: to empower teachers to provide the education that every student deserves. We provide the materials, tools, and support teachers need to implement the highest-quality curriculum. Founded by two educators in 2011, LearnZillion is now used by more than 1 in 3 U.S. teachers. To learn more, visit www.learnzillion.com.
About Illustrative Mathematics: Illustrative Mathematics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics. We develop and deliver core mathematics curriculum along with deeply integrated professional learning experiences that ensure students receive engaging, high-quality mathematics instruction. Our middle school curriculum is the only middle school mathematics series to meet EdReports expectations in all 3 Gateways. We are currently authoring a high school mathematics curriculum, available for adoption in 2019.