September 23, 2016
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework
On September 22, 2016, the Board of Education adopted the Proposed Revised 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and the Proposed Revised 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework for public schools in Virginia (see Agenda Item D). The final version of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework will be posted on the Virginia Department of Education's website no later than December 31, 2016.
The 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 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, a companion document to the 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 implementation timeline for the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework follows:
20162017 School Year – Crosswalk between 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning

20172018 School Year – Crosswalk Year

20182019 School Year – FullImplementation Year

Recognizing that curriculum alignment efforts require planning, time, staff development, and resources, school divisions should begin to:
 review and align mathematics curricula with the revised standards;
 review current resource materials and correlate them with the revised standards;
 develop new materials where needed; and
 provide staff development for teachers.
For further information, please contact Tina Mazzacane, Mathematics and Science Specialist, Office of Mathematics and Governor's Schools, by email at Tina.Mazzacane@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 2254849; or Debra Delozier, Mathematics Specialist, Office of Mathematics and Governor's Schools, by email at Debra.Delozier@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 7867986. Questions regarding assessment should be directed to the Office of Assessment Development, by email at student assessment@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 2252102.
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