ERIC Number: ED449981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum Management Audit of Mathematics Education in the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Phi Delta Kappa International, Bloomington, IN. International Curriculum Management Audit Center.
This document constitutes the final report of a Curriculum Management Audit of mathematics education in the Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland). The audit was commissioned by the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education/Governing Authority within the scope of its policy-making authority. The audit was conducted June 5-9, 2000. Document analysis was performed off site, as was the detailed analysis of findings and site visit data. A curriculum audit is designed to reveal the extent to which officials and professional staff in a school district have developed and implemented a sound, valid, and operational system of curriculum management. Such a system, set within the framework of adopted board policies, enables the school district to make maximum use of its human and financial resources in the education of its students. When such a system is fully operational, it assures the district taxpayers that their fiscal support is optimized under the conditions in which the school district functions. The report indicates that students in Montgomery County exceeded the achievement levels of Maryland students and students nationally in mathematics. However, not all Montgomery County public school students are experiencing success equally. The recommendations include: (1) restructure system policies, plans, and actions to provide aggressive action to erase the excessive achievement gaps between socio-economic and ethnic groups in mathematics; and (2) redesign and implement a comprehensive and aligned staff development effort to better prepare teachers for improvement of teaching mathematics. (ASK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montgomery County Board of Education, Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa International, Bloomington, IN. International Curriculum Management Audit Center.