ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-09-019

Date Created : 08/12/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Math Coaches
K-12 Math Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Subject:
K-12 Mathematics Resources

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dorie Summons

Phone Number:
501-682-4551

E-mail:
dorie.summons@arkansas.gov

The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Achieve, Inc., has created a Web site with many free resources for mathematics teachers. This site includes Elementary Mathematics Benchmarks (K-6), Secondary Mathematics Benchmarks (7-12), Secondary Model Courses, Secondary Assessments and Tasks, and Supporting Resources. Correlation information also links each benchmark to a specific instructional task or location in a model course. The valuable resources may be accessed at http://www.utdanacenter.org/k12mathbenchmarks/alg2eoc/index.php.

Also, Algebra II teachers may find valuable information related to the American Diploma Project Algebra II exam through the Achieve, Inc. Web site. At this site, teachers will find the Algebra II Assessment Standards, as well as released items. This information can be accessed at http://www.achieve.org.

Although the above sources provide a wealth of information and resources for mathematics teachers, it is important to note that the mathematics benchmarks and assessment standards found at the sites should not take the place of the State-mandated mathematics curriculum frameworks. Each public school teacher in the state of Arkansas is responsible for teaching the State framework. The information from the sources should be used to supplement and aid in the teaching of the frameworks.

For additional questions, please contact Thomas Coy, Mathematics Specialist, at 501-682-4250 or thomas.coy@arkansas.gov; or Dorie Summons, Mathematics Specialist, at 501-682-4551 or dorie.summons@arkansas.gov.

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