K12 Mathematics Market Report 2016

Feb 29, 2016
196 Pages - Pub ID: CURP5913386
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K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016



Schools have debated the best ways to instruct students in mathematics for decades. With the move to more rigorous standards and the growing acceptance of digital programs, Simba Information initiated research on the use of K-12 mathematics education resources during the 2015-2016 school year.

Simba Information's report, K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016, looks at current trends in the elementary and secondary school mathematics market including what K-12 mathematics education resources are used most widely, as well as the selection criteria educators use to help them choose one product over another.

For K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016, Simba partnered with MCH Strategic Data on survey directed to mathematics educators at their schools in October 2015. The report is built around the survey results with Simba Information’s ongoing research providing added context to the analysis and commentary on the current K-12 market for mathematics education resources. 

In addition to reporting survey answers in total, K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 contains lengthy appendices that break down answers by the grade level responsibilities of survey participants, for the four largest states and by adoption states versus open territories, This data can help K-12 mathematics education resources developers and marketers pinpoint their best opportunities.

K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 is a Simba Information continuation of a publication series originally offered by Education Market Research, an acquired Simba property, where relevant, results are compared with the findings from earlier reports.

The report provides timely information about

  • Penetration of specific programs, by titles, being used in classrooms
  • Satisfaction levels with programs being used
  • Whether digital resources are replacing print
  • Whether schools are integrating math into a unified STEM curriculum
  • Whether new math standards have led to new assessments
K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 is a report valuable to providers of mathematics and/or STEM education resources, including print textbooks, etextbooks, online courses and supplementary materials. Investment and M&A professionals looking to understand areas of potential growth and where opportunities exist for new solutions also will find valuable information.
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Mathematics is Large Opportunity
Introduction
Learning about the Math Market
Size of the Market for Mathematics Instruction Materials
Trends in the Supplemental Math Market
Table 1.1: Position of Survey Respondents
Table 1.2: Grade Range Teach or Supervise
Table 1.3: Average Respondents Expenditure by Category of Math Materials
Chapter 2: Core Mathematics Instruction
Introduction
Using a Basal or Core Math Program
Use of Core Programs Has Declined Over Time
Most Widely Used Core Math Programs
Where Largest Core Programs Are Used: Geographically
Where Largest Core Programs Are Used: Grade Level
When Core Math Program Was Adopted
Satisfaction with Core Math Program
Table 2.1: Best Description of Core Math Curriculum Use
Table 2.2: Has basal/core math program
Table 2.3: Core Program Used
Table 2.4: Core Program Used, Adoption States vs. Open Territories
Table 2.5: Top Core Programs Used by Grade Levels
Table 2.6: How Recently Math Program was Adopted
Table 2.7: If doing over, would choose same
Chapter 3: The Move to Digital
Introduction
How Core Math Program Is Accessed
How Much Time with Digital Tools and Content
Websites Used and/or Recommended
Sources of Effective Supplemental Resources
Top Features that Encourage Selection
Table 3.1: How students most often access core math program
Table 3.2: Class Time Using Digital Tools
Table 3.3: Math Websites Used/Recommended
Table 3.4: Vendor that comes to mind first for effective supplemental resources
Table 3.5: Program Features that Encourage Selection
Chapter 4: Integrating Math into STEM
Introduction
Schools Make Progress toward STEM Integration
How Schools Approach STEM Integration
Most Significant Obstacle to STEM Integration
Table 4.1: Progress in Integration STEM
Table 4.2: Plan for Implementing STEM
Table 4.3: Single Biggest Obstacle to STEM Implementation
Chapter 5: Changing Standards & Assessments
Introduction
Why New Standards
Progress toward Implementing New Standards
New Standards Are Changing Mathematics Teaching
Changed Standards Lead to New Assessments
Administering New Assessments
Conclusion
Table 5.1: Progress on Implementing New Standards
Table 5.2: How Standards Change Teaching & Materials
Table 5.3: Schedule for Replacing State Exams with New Exams
Table 5.4: How Administering/Planning to Administer New Assessments
Appendix I: Survey Questions
Appendix II: Survey Results
Open Territories vs. Adoption States, Four Large States
Appendix III: Survey Results
By Region, By Job Title, By Grade –level Responsibilities

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