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a world class curriculum for all—
low stakes formative assessment teach to mastery flexible ability grouping
If the student hasn't learned, the school hasn't taught.
Irvington schools mission statement: "The mission of the Irvington School District is to create a challenging and supportive learning environment in which each student attains his or her highest potential for academic achievement, critical thinking and life-long learning."
Our children's peers in high-achieving countries: “The Third International Mathematics and Science Study, conducted in 1996, found that the material taught in U.S. eighth-grade math classes was taught in the seventh grade in many other developed countries and even earlier in Japan and Germany.”
—Wayne Wickelgren, Math Coach
Math in Singapore: Singaporean 5th graders, including children we would consider learning disabled, have mastered the material in the following test by the end of 5th grade: Primary Mathematics placement test for first semester grade 6. All children are provided a rigorous curriculum, and are taught to mastery. The onus of responsibility for learning is placed on the school, not the child or the parent. If the learner hasn't learned, the teacher hasn't taught. In mathematics, Irvington children are a full year or more behind their peers in high-achieving countries. Our children will graduate into a global economy, and will compete for jobs with children in countries that provide a world-class curriculum supported by systematic formative assessment.
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teach to mastery, not to coverage
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