EDREPORTS RATINGS

Independent reviews from EdReports.org give Match Fishtank high ratings for alignment to Common Core State Standards

EdReports.org provides a tremendous service to teachers, administrators, and school leaders who seek the highest quality instructional materials for their students.

We are proud to have received high ratings from EdReports for our Kindergarten–5th Grade ELA curriculum and our 3rd–8th Grade Math curriculum.

These reviews reinforce the feedback we regularly hear from educators: that Match Fishtank is a comprehensive and well-aligned program that is improving how they teach and how their students learn.

Check out our EdReports reviewed courses, and stay tuned for additional reports and updates!

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Kindergarten–5th Grade

Alignment

Meets Expectations

Text Quality

Building Knowledge

USABILITY

In Progress

Match Fishtank partially met expectations for Usability in EdReports' initial review. We recently launched Fishtank Plus to make implementation easier and more effective.

Updated materials will be reviewed again in 2020.

Text Quality

  • Texts are rigorous and high-quality, meeting the text complexity criteria for each grade

  • Materials support students’ advancing toward independent reading

  • Materials provide opportunities for rich and rigorous evidence-based discussions and writing about texts

  • Materials in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language support foundational reading development and are aligned to the standards

Building Knowledge

  • Materials build knowledge through integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language

  • Materials contain high-quality questions and tasks that require students to analyze the language, key ideas, details, craft, and structure of individual texts

  • The questions and tasks support students’ ability to complete culminating tasks in which they demonstrate their knowledge of a topic

  • Materials include a cohesive, year-long plan to support students’ increasing writing skills over the course of the school year

MATHEMATICS

3rd-8th Grade

Alignment

Meets Expectations

Focus & Coherence

Rigor & Mathematical Practices

USABILITY

In Progress

Match Fishtank partially met expectations for Usability in EdReports' initial review. We recently launched Fishtank Plus to make implementation easier and more effective.

Updated materials will be reviewed again in 2020.

Focus & Coherence

  • Addresses all grade-level content over the course of a school year

  • Devotes large majority of instructional time to the major work of the grade

  • Supporting content engages students in the major work of the grade

  • Materials are consistent with the progressions in the Standard

  • Materials make connections within and across domains, including attending to content mentioned in cluster headings

Rigor & Mathematical Practices

  • Attention is paid to conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and applications, which are treated both together and separately

  • Materials meaningfully connect the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, with careful attention paid to their full meaning

  • Materials place an emphasis on mathematical reasoning