Math Initiative Update. Cindy Johnstone, Math Coordinator State Department of Education. VISION STATEMENT. Idaho’s Math Initiative aims to improve student understanding and performance in mathematics and elevate public awareness of its importance. Three Focus Areas. Student Achievement
State Department of Education
Idaho’s Math Initiative aims to improve student understanding and performance in mathematics and elevate public awareness of its importance.
(including: standards, curriculum, assessment, and intervention)
We are working with Margo Healy from the SBOE and DRC on aligning our new standards to the ISAT.
Federal review will also take place of standards for alignment to state test.
Interview type format using a flip book.
Takes 5-8 minutes per student.
Intervention booklet, with lesson ideas, will be developed for teacher use.
State Department will pay for subs and materials.
Training will take place for test administrators.
Schools in each region, covering all demographics. Total of 23 districts, in 30 schools.
Region I: Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls, Kellogg
Region II: Orofino, Lewiston, Moscow, Lapwai
Region III: Boise, Meridian, Council, Nampa, Fruitland, McCall, Caldwell
Region IV: Blaine Co., Jerome, Twin Falls
Region V: Pocatello, Aberdeen, Soda Springs
Region VI: Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Sugar Salem
Built on 4 main predictors of student success in math.
Fluency and Flexibility
Which line is longer?
Glen Zollman at 440-4536
Louis Piconi, CEO is here from Pittsburgh.
This fall the course is being taught in:
Lewiston, Twin Falls, Jerome, Mountain Home, Meridian
This spring the course will be offered in:
Boise, Moscow, Lewiston, Idaho Falls
This summer the course will be offered in:
Boise, Blaine Co., Grangeville, Coeur d’ Alene
Please see the math initiative website at:
Or contact Cindy Johnstone at: