High school mathematics standards have been resorted to create a more discrete mathematics course sequence. These discrete course titles will be Algebra I and Geometry. In addition, a Foundations of Algebra course has been created to meet the academic needs of ninth grade students who may have significant gaps in their mathematics achievement as determined by the analysis of assessment and other student achievement data.
Students eligible to enroll in the Foundations of Algebra course will be identified based on K-8 data analysis. Foundations of Algebra course completers will be able to earn one core unit of credit. District enrollment in the Foundations of Algebra course will be closely monitored to ensure that eligibility criteria are applied. Performance in subsequent courses following the Foundations of Algebra course will also be closely monitored. Funding will be utilized to develop resources and professional learning to support teachers in the implementation of all three of these courses and for differentiating instruction based on student need.
Drafts of standards were available for public review and comment from January 15, 2015, until February 13, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
DRAFTS of Course Standards
Please click on the following links to access the proposed course standards.
> Foundations of Algebra Standards
> Algebra I Standards
> Geometry Standards