Math Department Goals

Mary Orvell, Math Specialist, Math Dept. Chair
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Math Department Goals

  • Increase proficiency in California math standards for all students through the following offerings:

    • A variety of high-quality math courses both online and at the resource centers for students in 3rd - 12th grades

    • Drop-in tutoring at the school’s resource centers, or online, to assist students and parents with math-related questions

    • Enrichment opportunities for students in grades 6-12 such as math competitions and the CWCS Math Club

    • Training, resources and coaching for parents and ESs to increase rigor and implementation of state standards in mathematics

    • Development and promotion of "I CANs" resources for grades K-8

    • Intensive instruction in a variety of formats for struggling students through the High School Intensive Pre-Algebra and Algebra program

  • Implement the Connecting Waters Math Placement Policy & Algebra 1 Completion Guidelines for Middle School and High School for the following purposes:

    • Ensure that multiple measures of student performance are utilized to determine equitable next-course placement for middle and high school students

    • Use local and state data to ensure that all 9th - 12th grade students who are not performing at grade level in math have Effective Educator oversight and support to prepare for and demonstrate proficiency in Algebra 1 standards

    • Maintain alignment with federal and state legislation regarding Algebra 1 and middle/high school math placement

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