NEWS RELEASES 2015-16 :: MAY 4, 2016

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Parents, educators and others are invited to provide feedback regarding proposed revisions to the content standards for high school math courses Math I, II and III via a survey available at The survey will be available through May 20.

The NC Department of Public Instruction reviews the state’s Standard Course of Study on a five-year cycle per subject, and mathematics is currently under review. The State Board of Education approves content standards for all subjects.

So far in that review process, the Department has engaged local teachers and curriculum leaders in reviewing content standards in small groups, through detailed surveys and in focus groups. Information from other resources, including the Academic Standards Review Commission’s December recommendations, also was included in the process. As a result of this feedback, modifications to the sequencing of standards as well as revisions for clarity of the standards have been proposed. Background documents regarding the changes are attached below.

As proposed, the changes could go into effect as early as the fall of 2016. The State Board of Education has heard presentations on the revision process and on the specific revisions proposed over the past two months. Action could occur at the June meeting of the State Board of Education.

SLA 1 - Attachment 1 - Math 1 Draft Standards
(pdf, 138kb)

SLA 1 - Attachment 2 - Math 2 Draft Standards
(pdf, 245kb)

SLA 1 - Attachment 3 - Math 3 Draft Standards
(pdf, 258kb)

SLA 1 - Attachment 4 - Summary, Overview, and Rationale
(pdf, 72kb)

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.