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Instructional Materials Adoption

Every seven years, content areas for school districts select new materials to use in classrooms, as part of the Oregon Department of Education materials adoption process. This year, we have recommendations to adopt materials for English Language Development courses aligned to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards, as well as HS English Language Arts.  You can find additional information about the Language Arts materials at the bottom of this page.  

While teams of Langauge Arts and English Language Development teachers have been working on their process, teachers of Mathematics have also begun their materials review process. In planning for next year, teams of teachers representing all grade levels have been working diligently to review and select Mathematics materials for adoption and use in classrooms in fall of 2024.  Throughout the year, they have been crafting our belief statements about mathematics in general, and our belief statements about WSD students as mathematicians.  Those belief statements are listed below. Additionally, these groups of teachers have been reviewing materials approved by the Oregon Department of Education through their adoption process, and will begin piloting their narrowed down selections this Spring.  Once teams have determined a front runner, we will continue to collect feedback on the materials and make a recommendation to the school board for adoption, likely in the fall of 2024. Then, we will spend the rest of the school year getting training on materials, professional development on math practices, and adjusting curricular maps and assessments as needed. See directly below for a visual of the timeline for Mathematics materials adoption.  



Our Beliefs about Mathematics

Our Beliefs about Students as Mathematicians

  • Every student belongs in math

  • Mathematics is accessible to all

  • No student is ahead or behind

  • Learning math begins with conceptual understanding (not memorized processes)

  • We learn from our mistakes

  • Productive struggle is where learning happens

  • Math can be found everywhere

  • Learning math is a collaborative endeavor

  • Foundational math skills are very important

  • Modeling with math is valuable

  • Mathematics is using multiple strategies

  • Patterns – puzzles

  • Mathematics is using math vocabulary

  • Our students are capable, resourceful, creative problem solvers who bring real life into their math experiences

  • Our students are part of a whole (fraction) mathematical community of mathematicians.

  • Our students can communicate their ideas

  • Our students want to give meaningful feedback to each other

  • Our students want to know the why (purpose) behind the learning

  • Our students learn in multiple languages.

  • Students can apply what they have learned to real-world situations

  • They can use their resources to create their own solution pathways.

  • Our students believe that mathematics has value and importance.

  • We all learn from mistakes

  • Our students can utlize metacognition to reflect on their learning


Language Arts Materials (cont.)
To review the materials recommended by the English Language Development team and give feedback, please visit use this feedback form and visit these publisher sites:

To review the materials recommended by the HS English Langauge Arts team and hear a publisher presentation, please see the information below.

If you would like to review any of these materials in person, please contact Charlotte Fipps ( or 503-982-4274) to make a viewing appointment at the District Office.