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ERIC Number: ED535222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
High School Mathematics: State-Level Curriculum Standards and Graduation Requirements
Reys, Barbara J.; Dingman, Shannon; Nevels, Nevels; Teuscher, Dawn
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum
In a continuing effort to improve student-learning opportunities in mathematics, state departments of education have focused on articulating standards or learning goals at all levels, including high school mathematics. A review of K-8 mathematics curriculum standards (many of which have been published since 2002) compiled by staff from the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) documents variation in the organization, specification, and grade placement of important learning goals across states (Reys, 2006). Mathematics curriculum standards for high school, while less common than for grades K-8, are receiving increased attention as a means to strengthen the rigor and raise expectations for what counts as a high school diploma in the U.S. In addition, many states are increasing the number of credits of mathematics required for students to receive a high school diploma, and are also specifying particular mathematics course requirements that students must complete, such as Algebra I and Geometry (The American Diploma Project, 2004). This report provides a summary of the format and organization of state-level curriculum standards, graduation requirements for high school mathematics. The information was gathered through searches of state departments of education websites as of 9/1/06. The information was current at the time of the release of this report but due to the continued work of states, some changes may have occurred since then. Therefore, it is recommended that those interested in particular state requirements consult the appropriate website for the latest and most complete set of information. State-Level Standards, Required Years and Courses for High School Mathematics are appended. (Contains 3 tables and 8 footnotes.)
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum. 303 Townsend Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Tel: 573-882-4406; Fax: 573-882-4481; Web site: http://www.mathcurriculumcenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum