Utah State Board of Education Review of Zearn Math

At a Glance


The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has recommended Zearn Math for all grades K–5 in Utah, labeling it as a "Recommended Primary" curriculum—the highest possible distinction.

The top rating indicates that Zearn Math aligns with Utah state standards and meets all high-quality indicators, including focus, coherence, rigor, and balance. The USBE also highlights that Zearn Math makes grade-level math accessible to all learners by providing embedded remediation, concrete and pictorial representations, precise feedback, and other supportive features.

Utah's decision to recommend Zearn Math for all grades K–5 corroborates findings from other state agencies. For example, the Louisiana Department of Education labeled Zearn Math a Tier 1 curricular resource that "exemplifies quality" across all review dimensions. Similarly, teacher reviewers for the New Mexico Public Education Department determined that Zearn Math is the only math curriculum recommended for all grades K–5 in New Mexico. These findings are further corroborated by third-party reviewers like EdReports, an independent nonprofit that reviews instructional materials. EdReports gave Zearn Math a top rating across all review gateways.

Read the full report from USBE.

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