ERIC Number: ED484399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Sequenced Benchmarks for K-12 Mathematics
Kendall, John S.; DeFrees, Keri; Williams, Jill
Mid Continent Research for Education and Learning
This report presents mathematics benchmarks organized into instructional sequences by topic. Each sequence is based upon an analysis of the order of content as it appears among a set of highly rated state standards. The report is intended to inform and guide state or district curriculum directors or others who, starting from content that is placed within broad grade bands, need to assign specific grades to benchmarks or objectives. Alternatively, those who have benchmarks or objectives already placed at specific grades may wish to compare the sequence of content outlined in this report in order to confirm the commonality of that sequence. Teachers may find the sequence of content useful for organizing instruction. The product of this analysis across the standards documents is presented in 31 topic sequences. Each sequence represents the articulation of that aspect of a topic that was supported by evidence from state standards documents. The topics that could be sequenced in this report comprise 123 unique benchmarks. Reviewing each topic in turn, users can compare the content to their own state standards document.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.