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NYS Releases 3-8 Math Assessment results are in and we made progress

Today NYS released the 3-8 Math results for NYS.  After a quick look Greece has closed the gap on the most of the county schools.  Greece made the second largest gains of any School district in the county when looking at the scores overall for grades 3-8.  We still have plenty of room to improve, …

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Hmmm…That looks familiar

While looking through the CCLS curiculuar documents put out by EngageNY on Friday, I came across an interesting problem and graphic.  I thought for about a nanosecond where I had seen that before and then realized it is all over the new Math In Focus texts that we adopted for middle school and a key …

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EngageNY Posts Draft K-5 Curricular Maps

EngageNY has posted draft curricular maps for K-5 mathematics and ELA.  As tends to be the case, there is much more for ELA than math. Looking at the Math maps there are five documents: Year-Long Curriculum Map PK-5 – Academic Year Distribution – A one page overview of time and pacing for PreK – grade 5 …

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NYSED posts CCLS sample items for Math and ELA

NYSED has posted CCLS sample items for Math and ELA. These are not sample tests, but sample items to demonstrate the shifts. In an email from Commissioner John King he said, “The release of the sample questions is the first of three phases of releasing information about the 2012-13 Common Core assessments. In the second …

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Notes from HS Math Leadership

The June math Regents Exam scoring schedule was discussed.  We will be group scoring all of our Regents exams this year.  Please see the link for a final version. All PD proposal including Collegial circle proposals are due in MLP by June 1st.  We are looking for one teacher from each Regent course to run …

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Drive by math at Longridge

While walking through Longridge today I noticed this on a whiteboard in the hall. There were no students or teachers around, just the math. It reminded me of college where one can often walk through residence halls, libraries and other study spots to see whiteboards full someones work. This high level work just left around …

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Additional Info on NYS Grade 4 – Question #58

From NYSED:   We are not recommending that proctors advise all students before the test begins that there are two acceptable answers for this test question. This is because we expect that most 4th graders will follow the math lessons that they have been taught in school and gravitate to only one answer. We suspect …

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Important Notice from NYSED – 8th Grade Math Assessment

FROM NYSED: IMPORTANT NOTICE Notice to Teachers 2012 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Book 1, Form C Only This notice pertains to Question 13 on Form C only of the 2012 Grade 8 Mathematics Test, Book 1. Due to a typographical error, there is no correct answer to Question 13 on this test form. Proctors may …

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Important Notice from NYSED – 4th Grade Math Assessment

From NYSED: IMPORTANT NOTICE Notice to Teachers 2012 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Book 2, All Forms (A, B, C, and D) Question 58 Only This notice pertains to Question 58 in Book 2 of the 2012 Grade 4 Mathematics Test, all forms (A, B, C, and D). Question 58 on all test forms has two correct …

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Minitab 16 Statistics Software available

We now have Minitab 16 computer software for student and teacher use at school.  Minitab is one of the leading statistical software applications in use in education and business and will give our statistics students a real world tool. Minitab is a statistics software that will primarily be useful for statistics classes, but could be applicable …

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