December 16, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework

To assist school divisions in aligning existing curriculum to the revised 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework, I am pleased to inform you that the final versions of these documents are now posted to the Virginia Department of Education’s website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/2016/index.shtml. Crosswalk (Summary of Revisions) documents for each grade level and course, which provide a summary of additions, deletions, and edits, are also available.

As previously stated in Superintendent’s Memo #244-16, the implementation timeline for the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework follows:

2016-2017 School Year – Crosswalk between 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning

  • VDOE staff provides a crosswalk between the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning.
  • School divisions incorporate the new standards into local written curricula for inclusion in the taught curricula during the 2017-2018 school year.

2017-2018 School Year – Crosswalk Year

  • 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning are included in the written and taught curricula.
  • Spring 2018 Standards of Learning assessments measure the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and include field test items measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning.

2018-2019 School Year – Full-Implementation Year

  • Written and taught curricula reflect the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning.
  • Standards of Learning assessments measure the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning.


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) 225-4849; 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) 786-7986.  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) 225-2102.

SRS/TLM