The response from smmca
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 7

The Response from SMMCA PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 47 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The Response from SMMCA. Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics Chairpersons Association. SMMCA. Founded in 1968 for math department heads Currently has 41 members from 37 school districts in Southeastern Massachusetts 16 member Standards Study Committee

Download Presentation

The Response from SMMCA

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The response from smmca

The Response from SMMCA

Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics Chairpersons Association


Smmca

SMMCA

  • Founded in 1968 for math department heads

  • Currently has 41 members from 37 school districts in Southeastern Massachusetts

  • 16 member Standards Study Committee

  • Letter to the National Governors Association and Massachusetts Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education


General comments for our boe

General Comments for our BOE

  • Proceed slowly—Massachusetts has high standards

  • Let’s compare the Common Core with our revised Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

  • The lack of assessment information is troubling

  • Schools can’t afford major changes


Specific concerns

Specific Concerns

  • Numerous Core Standards

    • Risk of being a checklist

    • Making connections not emphasized

    • Connections to 21st century skills are needed


K 5 standards

K-5 Standards

  • Emphasize Arithmetic in ways to promote understanding--not rote memorization 

    but

  • Lack a strong statement about early algebraic skills (input-output tables, number theory) 


Are these better

Are these better?

  • Will they close the achievement gap?

  • Will they decrease the need for remediation in colleges?

  • Where are Response to Intervention guidelines?


Stem labels

STEM Labels

  • STEM standards are really “calculus intending” and not necessarily just for STEM careers

  • STEM could discourage some students who intend to pursue non-STEM careers


  • Login