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ERIC Number: ED544717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 116
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Mathematics Standards
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
High academic standards are an important first step in ensuring that all Alaska's students have the tools they need for success. These standards reflect the collaborative work of Alaskan educators and national experts from the nonprofit National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. Further, they are informed by public comments. Alaskan teachers have played a key role in this effort, ensuring that the standards reflect the realities of the classroom. Since work began in spring 2010, the standards have undergone a thoughtful and rigorous drafting and refining process. The mathematics standards prepare Alaska students to be competitive on the national and world stage. These standards are a set of specific, rigorous expectations that build students' conceptual understanding, mathematical language, and application of processes and procedures coherently from one grade to the next so all students will be prepared for post-secondary experiences. The focus areas for each grade level and each conceptual category narrative establish a depth of knowledge as opposed to a breadth of knowledge across multiple standards in each grade level or content area. The standards for mathematics stress both conceptual understanding and procedural skills to ensure students learn and can apply the critical information needed to succeed at each level. (Contains 5 tables and 5 footnotes.)
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. 801 West 10th Street Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811-0500. Tel: 907-465-2800; Fax: 907-465-4156; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Identifiers - Location: Alaska