New Math Initiative to Benefit Students
The Partnership is putting increased emphasis on math instruction in order to create alignment across our schools and strengthen student math skills.
This improved alignment will mean that teachers can collaborate and share plans more easily, knowing that their fellow math instructors are teaching similar material at similar points in the year. It also means that students across Partnership schools are positioned to get the same high-level math instruction at any one of the schools.
As part of the the new math initiative, students in grades K-7 and those taking Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 courses are benefiting from new curriculum pacing plans and assessments designed by their teachers that are more closely aligned with the new Common Core standards.
Thanks to the Partnership's Myeisha Phillips and Francisco Villegas, the designers of the new math initiative, teachers across the Partnership have become members of active Math Panels that worked all summer to plan how and when math units should be taught for each grade and course.
The Panels also put together common assessments that will be implemented across the network to track student progress more closely to gauge their progress.
Approximately 12 teachers on the Elementary Math Panel and 25 on the Secondary Math Panel, utilized the nationally-recognized Common Core State Standards to make sure their curriculum plans and assessments cover the most crucial math skills for students at every level.