Standards: Mathematics


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(Adopted December 2016)
What the Arizona Mathematics Standards Are
The Arizona Mathematics Standards define the knowledge, understanding, and skills that need to be taught and learned so all students are ready to succeed in credit-bearing, college-entry courses and/or in the workplace. The Arizona Mathematics Standards are the foundation to guide the construction and evaluation of mathematics programs in Arizona K-12 schools and the broader Arizona community. These standards were adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education in December of 2016.
The Arizona Mathematics Standards are:
Focused in coherent progressions across grades K-12
Aligned with college and workforce expectations.
Inclusive of rigorous content and applications of knowledge through higher-order thinking.
Research and evidence based.

15-708 Provisions of this Law:
Instructs LEAs to provide notice by the first-half of the second quarter of the school year to parents of students in grades 6-8 who have not demonstrated proficiency in mathematics on the statewide assessment from the previous school year. Click to continue reading…
– Notify Parents if students were not proficient on AzMERIT Math
HB 2477 requires LEAs to provide parents with written notice that includes; 1. What the student’s mathematics deficiencies were on the spring 2019 AzMERIT Math exam and; 2. How those deficiencies are being addressed through services provided to the student which could include supplemental instruction and any supporting programs designed to address the student’s specific mathematics deficiencies.

LEAs are required to provide notice to parents regarding the Spring 2019 AzMERIT results by the first-half of the second quarter of this school year if students scored in the minimally proficient or partially proficient range on AzMERIT Math assessment. LEA’s can identify how below mastery on the scoring category is being addressed through Tier 1 (first instruction), Tier 2 (supplemental instruction) and possibly through supporting programs which could include but is not limited to after school tutoring.

The ADE Assessment and K-12 Standards Team have created a sample letter than you can customize with your school letter head and site specific supplemental instruction and/or supporting programs specific to the individual student.

Understanding in Mathematics When a student understands a mathematical concept, they move fluidly between the concrete and abstract. There is evidence they are able to make sense of and justify mathematical connections.
Evidence of understanding includes connections among:

Verbal or written reasoning
Pictorial representations
Real-world application

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Suzi Mast Director of K-12 Mathematics, MSP Grants, and Educational Technology
Phone: (602) 364-4030