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1 ECE–12 Mathematics Promising Practices in Denver Public Schools Cathy Martin, Ph.D. Director of Mathematics and Science

2 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices 2005-2006: The Denver Plan  Mathematics Advisory Workgroup  Review of DPS Mathematics Curricula  Design of Instructional Planning Guides  Organization and selection of materials for double period of mathematics (Grades 6-9)  Re-design of second-year Algebra

3 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices 2005-2006: The Denver Plan  Creation of after-school tutoring program: DPS Success  Development of Benchmark Assessments  Adoption of new graduation requirements

4 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices 2005-2006: Student Achievement Increase on State Assessment  Percent of students scoring Proficient or Advanced increased on six of the eight grade-level tests  DPS met or exceeded state gains in seven out of the eight tests

5 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices Fall 2006  Roll-out of Instructional Planning Guides (ECE-10)  Transition to CMP2 Algebra units  Implementation of double period of mathematics with materials aligned to core curriculum  Administration of Benchmark Assessments with collaborative scoring conferences

6 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices Fall 2006  District reorganization into Instructional Support Teams with Math/Science Staff Developers  Selection of building-level Math/Science Facilitators (Coaches)  Expansion of DPS Success  Field test re-designed second-year Algebra course

7 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices Spring 2007—Fall 2007  Creation of common end-of-course assessments (courses required for graduation)  Preparation for district Response to Intervention (RtI) implementation  Design of a probability and statistics course

8 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices Spring 2007—Fall 2007  Expansion of standards-based mathematics programs for multi-intensive classrooms  Creation of Professional Development Leadership Cadre

9 Denver Public Schools – Promising Practices Continued Partnerships  SCALE  Urban Mathematics Leadership Network  Teacher Quality Enhancement  Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics  Colorado Mathematics Leaders  Colorado Metro Math Intervention Team


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