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November 19, 2013 Region 3 Jennifer L. Curtis, Ed.D. K-12 Section Chief Mathematics Secondary Updates Mathematics
First Things First – Where are we? Multiple changes in legislation, curriculum, testing and SIS Creates complex transition requiring careful thought processes and planning Era of quick answers does not apply Careful analysis of multiple pathway possibilities is driving release of information
Defining the Complexities Multiple departments involved in implementation of initiatives in curriculum, testing, and accountability during transition to Power School Culture of Collaboration at DPI – all working to insure that areas of expertise are addressed while considering impact on all stakeholders and potential domino effect of decision-making
Present Status of Mathematics (page 1 of 2) Analyzing all documents that have been released by multiple departments Defining pathways for HS students who enrolled in first Math course prior to school year Beginning audit of standards in Math I, II, & III to define need for continued offering (beyond 2015) and/or revisions of AFM, Discrete, and Pre-Calculus
Present Status of Mathematics (page 2 of 2) Development of Survey for Math teachers and district level curriculum leaders Focus groups at each level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, will be engaged to assist in needs assessment and input for decision-making Working with Higher-Ed Groups including UNC-GA, NC Community College and independents as they experience changes as well i.e. placement testing, articulation agreements
Courses & Paths Available SY 1 st Three addressed here – Fourth Courses later Math I, Math II, Math III- student path for ALL who enrolled in High School Math for the first time in SY CC Alg I, CC Geometry, CC Alg II- student path for ALL who enrolled in High School Math for the first time prior to SY ** Note: Students taking first HS math (excluding Special Topics and Foundations courses) in were instructed and assessed based upon CC standards and should have progressed to Math II. CC Int. Math I, CC Int. Math II, CC Int. Math III 2003 Geometry, 2003 Algebra II- only for students who entered first HS Math course prior to new SCOS and/or repeated
Reasoning for 2003 Inclusion Right thing to do for students High School Math Task Force results as published in #9 FAQ: “Students who completed Geometry or Algebra II as second course will finish high school using the traditional pathway.”
Reasoning cont’d Heard the concerns of LEAs regarding graduating students who were repeaters and/or spent time in multiple semesters of Foundational courses Course coding redesign and transfer of codes into Power School
Looking Ahead All districts should expect that 2003 courses & NC Final Exams will not be available for Alg II & Geometry Students on traditional pathway who have repeated courses or are seniors with Foundational work and doubling up or are over-aged should be enrolled in CC Algebra II or CC Geometry ONLY IF the Math II/III option is not viable for them. ** We are working on availability of VPS & credit recovery for Spring failures & districts w/small numbers
EOC & NC Final Exams Math I – EOC – all students in 1 st HS Math Math II, Math III, CC Integrated Math III 2003 AND CC Geometry 2003 AND CC Algebra II 2003 Discrete, 2003 AFM, & 2003 Pre- Calculus
Projection Courses & NC Final Exams that will NOT be available: 2003 Geometry 2003 Algebra II At this time, all others will be available as well as new SREB transitional course in Mathematics. **Students on integrated pathway should be transitioned to Math III.
SREB Course Information Can be included (voluntary participation ) in course guides for , but realize addendums may have to be issued for registration due to printing deadlines Information should be out to LEAs following December 8-11 th training. Expect prior to holiday break. Training dates and locations forthcoming for summer. Units of study available for teachers.
Review of 4 th Courses substitution NOT included, endorsements not included : AFM, Discrete, Pre-Calculus, IM4, AP Stats, AP Calculus (AB & BC) and various Community College Math Courses – end of UNC Independents, Community College, Tech School fourth math courses include all of the above plus: Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability & Statistics, Mindset
Fourth Course Development & Revisons Data produced from audit and analysis of standards in Math I, II & III will drive decision making Revisions may be necessary to Pre-Calculus and other 4 th Math courses Development of Math IV in line with new standards will involve input of NC teachers & higher ed AFM, Discrete and other courses will be available at LEAST through
Questions Take a few minutes to digest & discuss amongst yourselves what has been presented Formulate questions from your group that would be for the greater good Individual student scenarios –would like to set up a process for this after new docs released to LEAs will include FAQ that data has been collected for since my my arrival