During the 2018-2019 school year and throughout the summer, dozens of math teachers across ASD came together to develop a mission, vision, and values as well as an aligned scope and sequence of standards for K-12 mathematics. Working collaboratively, the team used the Major Work of the Grade to prioritize standards and develop units of study that articulate what students need to know, understand, and be able to do with the Common Core Standards for Math Content and Practices. The research-based process of Understanding by Design was implemented to further develop how students might demonstrate their understanding, knowledge, and skills and how teachers might plan towards helping students achieve the learning goals. Within each unit of study, you will find the following:
Transfer Goals- what we want students to transfer from the unit into new situations and settings.
Meaning Goals- essential questions that lead to big ideas and deep understandings we want students to uncover.
Acquisition Goals- the knowledge and basic skills we want students to master by the end of the unit.
Vocabulary- the tier two (general academic) and tier three (domain-specific) vocabulary teachers can anticipate needing to explicitly teach students throughout the unit.
Demonstration of Learning- assessment ideas for teachers to know whether or not the transfer, meaning, and/or acquisition goals were met.
Performance Task- a rich, authentic task that requires students to apply their knowledge and skills while engaging in critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity.
Learning Plan- aligned lessons, resources, and tasks to guide day-to-day planning that leads to the student learning goals.
Standards- the major work of the grade standards used to develop the unit
See the Elementary Units of Study HERE.
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Thursday, November 7 5:30-7:00
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2019-2020 ASD Assessment Calendar
Executive Director of Learning Services
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