### Superintendent’s Memo #057-16

**COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA **

Department of Education

March 18, 2016

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

### SUBJECT: **Public Comment Period and Public Hearings on the Proposed 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Proposed 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework **

The Virginia Board of Education is seeking comments from the general public on the proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning *and proposed 2016* Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework*.

The proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning* identify academic content for essential components of the mathematics curriculum at different grade levels for Virginia’s public schools. The proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework*, a companion document to the proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning*, amplifies the standards and further defines the content knowledge, skills, and understandings that are measured by the Standards of Learning assessments. The proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning *and proposed 2016* Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework *can be accessed on the Virginia Department of Education’s Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework Review Web site.

Public comment regarding the proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning *and proposed 2016* Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework *may be offered through public comment submitted via e-mail to mathematics@doe.virginia.gov no later than April 25, 2016 or by speaking at one of two public hearings. Each public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. The public hearings will be held at the following locations:

**April 14, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.**

**Auburn High School**

1650 Auburn School Drive

Riner, Virginia 24149

**April 19, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.**

**Glen Allen High School**

10700 Staples Mill Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

For additional information about the proposed 2016 *Mathematics Standards of Learning *andproposed 2016* Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework*, please contact staff at the Office of Mathematics and Governor’s Schools by e-mail at mathematics@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2959.

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