ERIC Number: ED455108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
High Standards in Mathematics for Every Student: A Guide to the Effective Use of Resources.
Hill, W. David; Bond, Sally L.; Wurtzel, Judy
In February 1998, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) developed and published a report called "An Action Strategy for Improving Achievement in Mathematics and Science" which laid out a series of strategies for improving achievement in mathematics and science. To facilitate the implementation of some of these strategies, the two agencies jointly funded a series of conferences focused on mathematics and invited each state to send a team. The purpose of these NSF/ED conferences was to rethink the use of federal formula funds (particularly Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) to support the implementation of high-quality, standards-based mathematics programs. These meetings brought together state and district administrators, including mathematics, Title I, and other federal program directors, to build mutual understanding of how to effectively use federal funds in support of a comprehensive mathematics improvement strategy. The guide is intended as a tool to help other state and district teams continue these conversations, and move conversation into action. This guide draws from and is designed to be read in conjunction with "Coordinating Resources To Support Standards-Based Mathematics Education Programs," a collection of district profiles from Horizon Research, Inc. These profiles describe how selected districts and schools are integrating federal, state, and local resources for a more coherent approach to mathematics education. As an adjunct to these district profiles, this guide contains sections addressing support for mathematics teaching and learning, the federal context for improving mathematics teaching and learning, a summary of what seems to matter in mathematics program improvement, and a self-assessment guide for analyzing a district's mathematics improvement efforts. Additional resources are identified in the appendix. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.