Mathematics education in Vermont is currently centered on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS for Mathematics contain both content and practice standards for students, which define what students should understand and be able to do. The Progressions Project, by the writers of the CCSS, provides a roadmap as to how expectations for students develop within a domain in the standards. These Standards do not dictate curriculum or teaching methods, and are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step.
This document provides an informational presentation that communicates initial understanding of the Common Core and outlines first steps and considerations in implementing the Common Core in Vermont. In addition to the presentation, this document also includes a transition timeline, and an implementation plan that has been used to orient the Common Core Policy Group, the Common Core Implementation Committee, and the Vermont Professional Development Network (VPDN) leaders to their roles in the implementation plan.
Tracy Watterson, Elementary Mathematics Assessment/Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 479-1353
Lara White, Secondary Mathematics Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (802) 479-1364