How does a department, school, or district decide on a math program? The process must be much more than one person making the decision. In fact, teachers, administrators, and parents should all be a part of the process. Before a review process begins, these interested parties should share what they would like to see in a math curriculum, and what they expect from the program. CPM recommends using the PDF Beginning the Adoption Process for how a district/school/department could proceed before beginning a search. These are suggestions for the district to consider before looking at programs.
There are many tools that have been created to review and evaluate mathematics Instructional Materials. Student Achievement Partners is a non-profit organization with one purpose: to help all students and teachers see their hard work lead to greater student achievement. Also, NCSM and NCTM have partnered to create a tool for evaluating curriculum. View the Review Tools to use during the evaluation process.
CPM has provided documentation which aligns our curriculum to some different tools. You are welcome to read or use these correlations, CPM Review Documents, as you work through your district adoption process.