New Mexico Public Education Dept. Review of Zearn Math

At a Glance


Zearn's elementary math curriculum, Zearn Math, is the only instructional material recommended for all grades K–5 in New Mexico, following a rigorous review process by the state's Public Education Department.

Teacher reviewers gave the curriculum—including the over 800+ student-facing digital lessons—a score of 95% or higher in every grade. They determined that Zearn Math is a comprehensive research-based curriculum that aligns with New Mexico state standards, meets all high-quality indicators, and exhibits cultural and linguistic relevance.

Earlier this year, content experts in New Mexico determined that Zearn Math was eligible for a formal evaluation, kicking off a review process by experienced New Mexico teachers. After an in-depth review of all curricular materials—including comprehensive materials for teachers to lead daily instruction and software-based lessons where students learn concepts connected to their teacher's instruction—the teacher review team recommended Zearn Math for adoption for all grades K–5 in New Mexico, a distinction not given to any other elementary curriculum.

New Mexico's decision to recommend Zearn Math for all grades K–5 corroborates findings from other state and third-party agencies that have reviewed the curriculum. EdReports, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials, gave Zearn Math a top rating across all review gateways. Similarly, the Louisiana Department of Education labeled Zearn Math a Tier 1 curricular resource that "exemplifies quality" across all review dimensions. Like the New Mexico Public Education Department, both institutions evaluated and ultimately affirmed the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Zearn Math curriculum.

Read the full review from the NM Public Education Dept.

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