Units in the Student Editions open with an introduction to the new Standards and Key Vocabulary in the Unpacking the Standards section. Guided-discovery lessons help students develop conceptual understanding and include Essential Questions and Reflect prompts. Lessons are followed with scaffolded guided practice, and then additional independent Practice and Problem Solving, so that students master important skills and develop expertise in modeling with the mathematics. Every unit closes with three or four leveled Performance Tasks followed by an extended Problem Solving Connection modeling opportunity. Every unit concludes with a section of Assessment Readiness test preparation practice that features selected response, constructed response, and extended response items.
MOWCYA, Ethiopia's government agency responsible for adoptions, has recently modified the adoption process to be more transparent, but there are still many kinks in the system causing process delays. The wait time for a child referral is unknown. Our current prediction is that families could wait anywhere from 12-36 months for a referral. Once matched with a child, it will take between 6-8 months for the case to reach the Ethiopian courts. The court process can take anywhere from 3-8 months. Then, time from court approval to receiving your child's visa is typically 1-2 months. So, in total, once the dossier is submitted, the timeframe could be anywhere from 19 to 49 months (or to 4+ years). We realize this is a large time range and highlights the need for families to be patient and flexible when adopting from this program.