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Karen Reinhardt <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:50:23 -0500
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Hi James--
I would love to see these. If you can get them to me over break, that
would be great. And no, I'm not the Karen from Guilford. I live in
Montpelier and work around Chittenden County. Sorry!
Karen




> Yes, my district developed power standards last year for K-8, based on
> pruning the GEs down to no more than 12 or 13 standards per grade level.
>  We had Doug Reeves from Vermont Institutes help us with this process (we
> are still working with him on our district-wide assessments to be given
> this year).  I would be happy to share them with you, but it will have to
> be Feb break before I can get to it.  We compared them to the NCTM focus
> points and there is a pretty strong match.  We are implementing these
> power standards in the early grades this year and trying to phase them in
> at the upper grades as we can, all the while waiting for the
> implementation at the lower grades to show results.  We had found that
> our written curriculum was one year behind by 7th grade, so we can't just
> jump in with the new grades 7 and 8 power standards.  Are you the Karen
> from Guilford who was at the Middle level Institute last summer?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Reinhardt <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:05 pm
> Subject: [MLMATHNET] math power standards?
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> Hi All--
> Has anyone done work re: math "power standards" (and I use that term
> generally)?
> Teachers in my district are not getting to all the units in our math
> program,
> and some teachers put different levels of emphasis on different
> concepts/units.
> We want to clarify the absolutes at each grade level, and the "nice to
> knows,"
> which will then inform our development of local math assessments. We're
> doing
> some work with the NCTM Focal Points, and I was wondering if anyone else
> had
> done work like this we might learn from. I'd appreciate anything anyone
> has to
> share.
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> Thanks!
> Karen Reinhardt
> GISU
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