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Due to the adoption of Common Core State Standards, it has been determined that the math curriculum within the district needs to be updated to help teachers address and meet these standards. Over the past five years, a high percentage of eleventh graders have not met the math college readiness cut score on the ACT; this requiring remedial classes not covered by Hathaway Scholarships.
The proposed changes in curriculum would take effect in K-12. The Board Curriculum and Instruction Committee has recommended to the Board that Glencoe be adopted as the math program used in every grade level, instead of using several different methods and programs. This would be the first math adoption since 2006. The math committee, comprised of a diverse group of educators throughout the district, worked over 2,000 combined hours to come forward with the new math recommendation. The district’s Instructional Facilitator team will work with teachers for staff development and continued support as the program is implemented.
The board heard the recommendation on First Reading on Monday, April 22, 2013. The Math Adoption materials are available for review at 970 N. Glenn Road, Casper. The public can view the documents until May 13, 2013. Trustees are expected to take action on the proposed adoption at its regular board meeting that evening.
Trustees are interested in hearing feedback from the public, other educators, and parents on this adoption.