2 What are the Graduation Requirements? PathwaysFuture ReadyOccupational Course of Study (OCS)
3 Career Pathways Freshmen 2006, 2007, 2008 UniversityCollege Tech PrepCareerOccupational Course of Study20 credits plus 8 for CCS
4 Future-Ready Core: Freshmen 2009 The Core (21 units)4 credits of English4 credits of Mathematics3 credits of Social Studies3 credits of Science1 credit of Health/Physical Education6 Elective Credits (required)2 credits from CTE, Arts, or Second Language4 credit Concentration (recommended)
5 Concentration: (RECOMMENDS AT LEAST FOUR CREDITS IN ONE AREA) • Career and Technical Education (CTE)• Arts/Music Education• Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)• Advanced Placement (AP)• Second Language• Learn & Earn Early College or Dual Enrollment• Other
6 Catawba County Schools 2009-2010 Testing RequirementsALL students must score proficient (Level 3 or 4) on End of Course exams in:English 1Algebra 1Civics and EconomicsBiologyU.S. HistoryCatawba County Schools
7 North Carolina Graduation Project The State Board of Education's requirement for students to complete The North Carolina Graduation Project has been put on hold by the North Carolina General Assembly while committee members study the project.The first graduating class that could possibly be required to complete the project as a graduation requirement would be the class of 2015.Catawba County Schools
8 It’s not your father’s nor yours MathematicsIt’s not your father’s nor yours
9 Future-Ready Core Math Sequence Math IMath IIMath IIIMath IV(aligned with student’s post high school plans)Algebra I- or -Integrated Math IGeometryIntegrated Math IIAlgebra IIIntegrated Math IIIAligned with CTE pathwayAP StatisticsDiscrete MathPre-CalculusAP Calculus(AB or BC)
10 + * Future-Ready Core Math Sequence + + or + + Future-Ready Core Algebra I1Geometry2Algebra II3Eligible for UNC System++Courses such as…AP StatisticsAFMPre-CalculusIntegrated 4AP CalculusDiscrete Math4th Math4+or123Integrated I+Integrated II+Integrated IIIEligible for Community CollegesCourses such as…Drafting IIComputerized AccountingElectronicsTrigonometryIn rare instances, students will be exempted from the Future-Ready Core math sequence. In cases where parents, teachers, counselors, principals and the students believe a different path is appropriate, the student will take the following sequence…Upon Approval Math Substitution1234Algebra II/Geometry or Integrated IIAlgebra I or Integrated IAppliedMath IFuture-Ready CoreAppliedMath II*N.C.G.S. §115C-81(b) will remain in effect for students with learning disabilities in mathematics that will prevent those students from mastery Algebra I content. This student will be required to take 4 math classes aligned with their goals and abilities.
11 Future-Ready Core Mathematics Substitution A school may determine that a student should take alternative math courses after providing evidence he or she is demonstrating unusual difficulty in mastering mathematics concepts.(Fail Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 repeatedly)
12 Suggested Decision-Making Process for Mathematics Substitution 12345Request is madeCommittee convenesReviewMultiple DataSourcesCommittee RecommendsDecision by PrincipalA written request with reasons is made to substitute mathematics course credits to the recommended Future Ready Core mathematics coursesRequest is received by the school counselorRequest may be made from a parent/guardian, school counselor, principal (or designee), or teacherIf the request is made by school personnel, evidence of parent consent should be presentThe principal convenes a school-based committee to review the requestCommittee should meet at a time amenable to a parent/guardian’s scheduleCommittee meets and reviews multiple sources of summative and formative assessment dataCommittee reviews intervention strategies that have been in place prior to the substitution requestCommittee considers student’s graduation timeframeCommittee makes recommendation aligned with student needs and post-secondary plansPrincipal receives the committee recommendationPrincipal makes the final decision.All relevant parties are informed.Schedule is changed to minimize any lost instructional timeDocumentation of decision and changes are notedA student’s parent/guardian should be fully informed and involved throughout the process
13 Standard Course of Study now Essential Standards
14 TestingThe Math A Essential Standards will be tested upon the completion of Algebra 1 or Integrated 1.The Math BC Essential Standards will be tested upon the completion of Geometry and Algebra 2 or Integrated 2 and 3.
15 New Content Math A Algebra 1, Geometry, Discrete Math BC Algebra 2, Geometry, DiscreteExamples: Truth TablesVertex-Edge Graphs – Euler CircuitsLinear Programming OptimizationWeighted DigraphsConstructions
16 What is Discrete Math? Existence Problems Counting Problems Optimization ProblemsExamples: Game Theory, Cryptography, and Computer Programming
17 Problem-Based Learning Lessons begin with a context-based problem and concepts emerge as students attempt to solve the problems.Students analyze data and make conjectures based on models.The teacher is a facilitator.Lessons involve small-group cooperative learning and technology.Assessments are both formal and informal through journals, projects, group evaluations, and quizzes.Catawba County Schools
18 Mathematics Questions What does the 4th Math look like?Do we offer the traditional courses, Integrated, or both?How will we support struggling students?Are bridge courses needed?What professional development will teachers need to teach the new Essential Standards?How do we create a district mathematics program based on Problem-Based Learning (District Strategic Plan)?
19 Catawba County Schools Mathematics Plan A group of stakeholders will begin meeting on January 28, 2010Analyze changes to Content (DPI) and Instructional Process (DSP)Map out vision and plan for mathematical paradigm shift