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1 Graduation Changes: Future-Ready Core

2 What are the Graduation Requirements? Pathways Future Ready Occupational Course of Study (OCS)

3 Career Pathways Freshmen 2006, 2007, 2008 University College Tech Prep Career Occupational Course of Study 20 credits plus 8 for CCS

4 Future-Ready Core: Freshmen 2009 The Core (21 units) 4 credits of English 4 credits of Mathematics 3 credits of Social Studies 3 credits of Science 1 credit of Health/Physical Education 6 Elective Credits (required) 2 credits from CTE, Arts, or Second Language 4 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 ALL students must score proficient (Level 3 or 4) on End of Course exams in: English 1 Algebra 1 Civics and Economics Biology U.S. History Testing Requirements

7 Catawba County Schools 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.

8 Mathematics Its not your fathers nor yours

9 Future-Ready Core Math Sequence Math IMath IIMath IIIMath IV (aligned with students post high school plans) Algebra I - or - Integrated Math I Geometry - or - Integrated Math II Algebra II - or - Integrated Math III Aligned with CTE pathway - or - AP Statistics - or - Discrete Math - or - Pre-Calculus - or - AP Calculus (AB or BC)

10 Future-Ready Core Math Sequence 4 th Math or Algebra I 1 Geometry 2 Algebra II Integrated I 1 Integrated II 2 Integrated III 3 Future-Ready Core In 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… 1234 Algebra I or Integrated I Algebra II/Geometry or Integrated II Applied Math I Applied Math II Upon Approval Math Substitution *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. * Eligible for UNC System AP Statistics AFM Pre-Calculus Integrated 4 AP Calculus Discrete Math Courses such as… Eligible for Community Colleges Drafting II Computerized Accounting Electronics Trigonometry Courses such as…

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 Request is made Committee convenes Review Multiple Data Sources A written request with reasons is made to substitute mathematics course credits to the recommended Future Ready Core mathematics courses Request is received by the school counselor Request may be made from a parent/guardian, school counselor, principal (or designee), or teacher If the request is made by school personnel, evidence of parent consent should be present The principal convenes a school- based committee to review the request Committee should meet at a time amenable to a parent/guardians schedule Committee meets and reviews multiple sources of summative and formative assessment data Committee reviews intervention strategies that have been in place prior to the substitution request Committee considers students graduation timeframe Committee makes recommendation aligned with student needs and post-secondary plans Principal receives the committee recommendation 123 A students parent/guardian should be fully informed and involved throughout the process Decision by Principal 5 Principal makes the final decision. All relevant parties are informed. Schedule is changed to minimize any lost instructional time Documentation of decision and changes are noted Committee Recommends 4

13 Standard Course of Study now Essential Standards

14 Testing The 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, Discrete Examples: Truth Tables Vertex-Edge Graphs – Euler Circuits Linear Programming Optimization Weighted Digraphs Constructions

16 What is Discrete Math? Existence Problems Counting Problems Optimization Problems Examples: Game Theory, Cryptography, and Computer Programming

17 Catawba County Schools 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. Problem-Based Learning

18 Mathematics Questions What does the 4 th 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, 2010 Analyze changes to Content (DPI) and Instructional Process (DSP) Map out vision and plan for mathematical paradigm shift

20 Questions

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