Presentation on theme: "MARCH 27, 2015 REGIONAL MATH COORDINATORS MEETING."— Presentation transcript:
MARCH 27, 2015 REGIONAL MATH COORDINATORS MEETING
AGENDA RMCM ListServ/District Contact Information Discovery Education – Susan Reeves Curriculum Update from TEA Assessment Update from TEA Changes to Assessment Calendar Instructional Materials House Bill 5 TSTEM designations TRC Updates T 3 Conference Share Out Upcoming PD CAMT TCMPC Conference District Staff Development College Prep
RMCM Changes for next year RMCM will take place after Curriculum Forum Only 4 meetings, do we need more? Update contact information for districts ListServ subscriptions
NEW COURSE DEVELOPMENT Statistics Implementation in August Algebraic Reasoning March: Official Public Comment April: Second Reading and Final Adoption Personal Financial Literacy Financial Mathematics (CTE) – postponed until April meeting Development of Social Studies will begin development soon
NEW COURSE DEVELOPMENT (CTE) Chapter 127, Career Development Applied Mathematics for Technical Professionals Chapter 130, Career and Technical Education Subchapter F: Finance Accounting Statistics and Business Decision Making* Financial Mathematics Subchapter M: Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering Technology II Subchapter A: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Mathematics Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources* Subchapter B: Architecture and Construction Plumbing Technology II Subchapter H: Health Science Mathematics for Medical Professionals Subchapter O: STEM Digital Electronics Engineering Mathematics Robotics II * Currently satisfies a mathematics credit for graduation.
REVISED MATH TEKS Side-by-Side Documents (already out) Available for Math Models, AQR, and Precalculus Vertical Alignment Charts (coming soon) Grades 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 - Algebra I - Algebra II Grades 5 – 6 – 7- 8- Geometry
ONTRACK New lessons for grades 7 and 8 are in review Grade 8 lessons that were available prior to the implementation of the revised TEKS will be labeled to show the alignment of the revised TEKS Grade 6 lessons are in development
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Can a district average both semester grades for a final grade? If district policy allows it, the semester grades of one course can be averaged for a final grade. If the semester grades are from different courses, they cannot be averaged for a final grade. Will Mathematical Models with Applications be available for the 2015-2016 school year? Yes
TEA GRANT OPPORTUNITY Professional Development Partnerships for Advanced Math and Science Courses The purpose is to implement programs that give high-need local education agencies (LEAs) and their campuses opportunities to increase teacher content knowledge in advanced math and science courses such that teachers are highly qualified to teach a variety of advanced courses and therefore allowing the campuses to offer more endorsement areas to students.
TEA GRANT OPPORTUNITY Professional Development Partnerships for Advanced Math and Science Courses Eligible partnership is required between an engineering, mathematics, and/or science department of an institution of higher education and at least one high-need LEA Application deadline -April 9, 2015 Maximum funding per grant -$135,000
TEA CONTACT INFORMATION Curriculum Division 512-463-9581 firstname.lastname@example.org James Slack Statewide Mathematics Coordinator email@example.com Jo Ann Bilderback Math/Science Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
STAAR SAMPLE MATH QUESTIONS Some examples of questions from the 2014 STAAR released tests that align with the new curriculum are provided. Sign up to be invited to our educator committees http://educator.force.com/TX
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW STAAR MATHEMATICS Changes to the STAAR mathematics assessments are based on recommendations from educator advisory committees. These changes are reflected in multiple documents on the STAAR Mathematics Resources webpage: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ math/. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ math/ New assessed curriculum documents New blueprints New reference materials New griddable questions document New process codes document New calculator policy
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW STAAR MATHEMATICS Additional changes to the STAAR mathematics assessments are still to come. These changes include: New specific performance level descriptors New performance standards
NEW CALCULATOR REQUIREMENT Starting in spring 2015, a graphing calculator is required for each student taking the STAAR grade 8 mathematics assessment. It can be a traditional handheld graphing calculator. It can be a graphing calculator application on a tablet (trial basis for spring 2015) A graphing calculator is still required for each student taking the STAAR Algebra I assessment. A traditional handheld graphing calculator is required for both paper and online administrations.