Iowa CoreMathematics Standards:Focusing on Fewer Topics and Learning More Laura Fricke, Jan Kloberdanz, and Dr. Susan Pecinovsky
Math Pilot Team • 2008-2009 – Materials Adoption Committee • Committee of teachers • One from each building and each grade level • Curriculum materials replacement • very old • no curricular cycle • Iowa Basic Skills – low performance • Investigations = Standards • Team has evolved to Elementary Math Leadership Team • Heart and soul of elementary mathematics curriculum • A team with courage!
The Way It Used to Be • enVision Math – drove the curriculum • Previous standards – locally developed • Coverage and spiraling back • Pacing guides designed to support enVision Math • Grade level islands • Grade level growth
Data After Four Years Iowa Assessment Scores: 6th grade: • Proficiency56%, did not make growth goal 5th grade: • Proficiency 68%, did make growth goal
The Problem Clearly Defined •Elementary Math Leadership Team •Data discussions across the grades
Our Vision • Prioritize standards for critical learning • Align enVision Math lessons • Realign lessons for which there are nostandards • Identify and assess mastery content tosupport students’ learning of upper grade-level math
The Way It Is Now… • enVision Math – supports the curriculum • Content is aligned to Iowa Core • Focus (314 lessons out of 960, 33%, realigned) • Pacing guides designed to support instruction • Interdependence among grade levels • Pilot year growth in grade 5 almost 6%
Our Process, The Products Our Process: Prioritize IC Standards Align enVision Math lessons intoprioritized standards Realign lessons for which there are no standards (focus) Identify and assess mastery content (coherence and mastery) The Products: 1. Grade 5 IC Standards, Prioritized (working copy) Content Emphasis by Cluster K-8 2. Grade 5 Alignment Guide and Pacing Guide 3. Realigned Contentand Transitional Content Tables 4. Mastery Content TableandIowa Core Mastery Content
What We Learned FOLLOW THE IOWA CORE: Prioritize and align Keep content - Paperclips and 5th grade fractions Let go of content – Greatest Common Factor Research current curriculum first Jason Zimba and the Design Principles Don’t Assume! Letting go of what is familiar is difficult. Even master teachers will need coaching.
Iowa Core Resources Focusby Mike Schmoker How the Brain Learns Mathematics by David A. Sousa www.corestandards.org(Common Core Standards) https://www.educateiowa.gov/iowacore (Iowa Common Core) http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/ (Progressions of Content) http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/ (Illustrative Mathematics)
Iowa Core Resources http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Spring 2013_FINAL.pdf(“K-8 Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics”) http://www.smarterbalanced.org/k-12-education/common-core-state-standards-tools-resources/(IC Design Principles Video with Jason Zimba) http://www.achievethecore.org/content/upload/Focus_in_Math_06.12.2013.pdf (“Content Emphases by Cluster K-8,” both consortia have designated clusters at each grade level as major, supporting, or additional)