Alignment and usability ratings are assigned based on how materials score on a series of criteria and
indicators with reviewers providing supporting evidence to determine and substantiate each point awarded.

For
ELA and math, alignment ratings represent the degree to which materials meet expectations, partially meet
expectations, or do not meet expectations for alignment to college- and career-ready standards, including that all
standards are present and treated with the appropriate depth to support students in learning the skills and
knowledge that they need to be ready for college and career.

For science, alignment ratings represent the degree to which materials meet expectations, partially meet
expectations, or do not meet expectations for alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards, including that all
standards are present and treated with the appropriate depth to support students in learning the skills and
knowledge that they need to be ready for college and career.

For all content areas, usability ratings represent the degree to which materials meet expectations, partially meet
expectations, or do not meet expectations for effective practices (as outlined in the evaluation tool) for use and
design, teacher planning and learning, assessment, differentiated instruction, and effective technology use.

**Math K-8**

**Focus and Coherence - 14 possible points**

#### 12-14 points: Meets Expectations

#### 8-11 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 8 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Rigor and Mathematical Practices - 18 possible points**

#### 16-18 points: Meets Expectations

#### 11-15 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 11 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 38 possible points**

#### 31-38 points: Meets Expectations

#### 23-30 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 23: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Math High School**

**F****ocus and Coherence - 18 possible points**

#### 14-18 points: Meets Expectations

#### 10-13 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 10 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Rigor and Mathematical Practices - 16 possible points**

#### 14-16 points: Meets Expectations

#### 10-13 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 10 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 36 possible points**

#### 30-36 points: Meets Expectations

#### 22-29 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 22: Does Not Meet Expectations

**ELA K-2**

**Text Complexity and Quality - 58 possible points**

#### 52-58 points: Meets Expectations

#### 28-51 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 28 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks - 32 possible points**

#### 28-32 points: Meet Expectations

#### 16-27 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 16 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 34 possible points**

#### 30-34 points: Meets Expectations

#### 24-29 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 24 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**ELA 3-5**

**Text Complexity and Quality - 42 possible points**

#### 37-42 points: Meets Expectations

#### 21-36 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 21 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks - 32 possible points**

#### 28-32 points: Meet Expectations

#### 16-27 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 16 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 34 possible points**

#### 30-34 points: Meets Expectations

#### 24-29 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 24 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**ELA 6-8**

**Text Complexity and Quality - 36 possible points**

#### 32-36 points: Meets Expectations

#### 18-31 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 18 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks - 32 possible points**

#### 28-32 points: Meet Expectations

#### 16-27 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 16 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 34 possible points**

#### 30-34 points: Meets Expectations

#### 24-29 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 24 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**ELA High School**

**Text Complexity and Quality - 32 possible points**

#### 28-32 points: Meets Expectations

#### 16-27 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 16 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks - 32 possible points**

#### 28-32 points: Meet Expectations

#### 16-27 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 16 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 34 possible points**

#### 30-34 points: Meets Expectations

#### 24-29 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 24 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Science Middle School**

**Designed for NGSS - 26 possible points**

#### 22-26 points: Meets Expectations

#### 13-21 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 13 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Coherence and Scope - 56 possible points**

#### 48-56 points: Meets Expectations

#### 30-47 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 30 points: Does Not Meet Expectations

**Instructional Supports and Usability - 54 possible points**

#### 46-54 points: Meets Expectations

#### 29-45 points: Partially Meets Expectations

#### Below 29 points: Does Not Meet Expectations