COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 69

May 17, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Mathematics Standards of Learning, Curriculum Framework, Crosswalk, and Sample Scope and Sequence

 

I am pleased to inform you that the revised Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework approved by the Board of Education are available in Word and pdf format on the Department of Educations website. Printed copies of the Standards of Learning were mailed to each school in April and one printed copy of the Mathematics Curriculum Framework will be sent to each school division in late May.

 

In order to assist school divisions in realigning existing curriculum to the revised Standards of Learning, a crosswalk document between the 2001 and the 1995 Standards of Learning was created. Also, the Mathematics sample scope and sequences have been revised to reflect the revised Standards of Learning. All documents can be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html.

 

In addition, a CD/ROM containing all of the mathematics documents in both Word and pdf format is being prepared for distribution in late May. Each school in the commonwealth will receive a copy of the CD/ROM.

 

It is anticipated that the new Mathematics Curriculum Framework will be used this summer in the development of field test items for the spring 2003 assessment. The assessment given in spring 2004 should be completely aligned with the new Standards of Learning.

 

If you need additional information about the Mathematics Standards of Learning or any of the supporting documents, please contact Deborah Lyman (dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary mathematics specialist, at (804) 786-6418; Wendy Geiger (wgeiger@mail.vak12ed.edu), middle mathematics specialists, at (804) 786-2799; or Karen Grass (mailto:mkgrass@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary mathematics specialist, at (804) 225-3458.

 

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