A Renewed Vision for MCPS Instructional Materials

Update - 02/12/2019:
Board of Education Adopts New PreK-5 Literacy Curricular and Instructional Materials

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday (February 12) unanimously approved the purchase of Benchmark Advance by Benchmark Education Company, LLC as the prekindergarten through Grade 5 English Language Arts curricular and instructional materials and resources and support for professional development.


Update - 02/01/2019:
Announcement of Recommended Finalist

The recommended finalist for PreK-5 Literacy is Benchmark Advance by Benchmark Education Company, LLC.

The recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education for action at the Board meeting on February 12, 2019, when more detail about the process and the strong merits of the materials selected will be shared. Please note that these final recommendations are contingent on Board of Education approval and successful contract negotiations with each of the vendors. We invite you to watch the February 12th Board Meeting.


Update - 01/08/2019:
Board of Education Adopts New Curricular and Instructional Materials

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday (January 8) unanimously approved the purchase of prekindergarten through Grade 8 English Language Arts and Mathematics curricular and instructional materials and resources and support for professional development. Click below to access the full list of Cohort 1 elementary and middle schools adopting new curricular and instructional materials.




Research Findings and Supporting Documents

On March 22, 2018, the Board of Education received a report of the findings for the curriculum review conducted, as mandated by the curriculum policy to occur every five years. The review focused on the written, taught and learned curriculum for grades Kindergarten through Grade 8, in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. The recommendations included the purchase of externally developed curricular and instructional materials which offer strong advantages in terms of readily available materials for struggling or advanced students, as well as various resources for special needs and English Language Learners.

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