Educational Research Analysts

Superior Textbooks

 Science — last up for local Texas adoption in 2013
High School : McGraw CINCH was the best of three online Biology supplements adopted in 2011 in treatment of evolution.
High School : Unfortunately none distinguished itself. All three major publishers' 2004 Biology I books censored scientific weaknesses in evolutionary theories.
5th grade : The 2000 editions of Scott Foresman Science and Harcourt Science were clearly superior.
Biology resources from other organizations.
 Elementary Math — last up for local Texas adoption in 2013
3rd grade : SRA Real Math (2009) excelled in most areas, followed by Saxon Math (2008).
6th grade : Saxon Math – Course 1 dominated
 Social Studies — last up for local Texas adoption in 2014
5th grade : Harcourt Horizons: U.S. History ranked best out of three 2003 American History surveys.
High School : Glencoe's The American Republic Since 1877 was far better.
 Reading — last up for local Texas adoption in 2011
1st grade : SRA Imagine It! bested the other four California programs in the '09 adoption.
1st grade : SRA Texas Imagine It! came out on top of the four programs up for 2010 Texas local adoption.
1st grade ESL : Texas Treasure Chest was best overall out of four Grade 1 "English as a Second Language" programs in the 2011 local Texas adoption.
Good Phonics Programs PDF version
Also see our handbooks:
Phonics Handbook II  – #A54  (PDF – table of contents only)
Phonics Handbook  – #9  (PDF – table of contents only)
Recommended Reading Handbook  – #27  (PDF – table of contents only)
(The complete handbooks may be ordered online.)
English Grammar Study Packets   Free!
By Texas veteran teacher Donna Garner, prime mover of the "Texas Alternative Document," this 10-module, 115-total page study guide encapsulates what your teenager must know about English grammar. Email us for info on obtaining these. We can refer you to the source.