Textbook Series 
Ranking by Quality of Instruction in Student and Teacher Editions 
Selected Benchmarks 

Connected Mathematics. Dale Seymour Publications, 1998 

Mathematics in Context. Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, 1998 

MathScape. Creative Publications, 1998 

Middle Grades Math Thematics. McDougal Littell, 1999 

Mathematics Plus. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994 

Middle School Math. ScottForesmanAddison Wesley, 1998 

Math Advantage. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996 

Heath Passport McDougal Littell, 1996 

Heath Mathematics Connections. D.C. Heath and Company, 1996 

Transition Mathematics. ScottForesman, 1995 

Mathematics: Applications and Connections. Glencoe/McGrawHill, 1998 

Middle Grades Math. Prentice Hall, 1997 


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The chart compares 12 of the textbooks that were evaluated and shows how well each scored on its depth of coverage and the quality of its instructional support across all six benchmarks. The data represent both the range and variation of scores across the instructional criteria. The three toprated textbook series had a median rating of more than 2.5 on a scale of 03 points for all of the 24 instructional criteria for all six benchmarks. To show the range of scores given to each book across the 24 criteria for instructional quality, the summary chart indicates the median and also the highest and lowest criterion scores for each textbook. The diagram below explains how to interpret the quality of instructional support data shown in the chart. 