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MOUNT VERNON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

“A World Class Organization”

SAT Curriculum Guide

THIS HANDBOOK IS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) MATH CURRICULUM IN MOUNT VERNON.

2012-13

Mount Vernon City School District

Board of Education
Frances Wynn President Gerald Whiteside Vice President Board Trustees Brenda Crump Delia M. Farquharson Elias Steven Gootzeit Rosemarie M. Jarosz Leonard Sarver Marc Stuckey Michelle Walker Interim Superintendent of Schools Judith Johnson Assistant Superintendent of Business Timothy Costello Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Charles Planz, Ph.D. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Tahira DuPree Chase, Ed.D. Administrator of Mathematics and Science (K-12) Satish Jagnandan, Ed.D. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. COVER MVCSD BOARD OF EDUCATION TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANT DATES VISION STATEMENT …..……………………………………....... 1 …..……………………………………....... 2 …..……………………………………....... 3 …..……………………………………....... 4 …..……………………………………....... 5 ……………. 6

PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM

SAT MATHEMATICS PACING GUIDE …..……………………………………....... 7 …………………………………………..... 9 …………... 10 …………... 11 …………... 12 …………... 13 …………... 14

VIII. WORD WALLS ARE DESIGNED TO IX. X. XI. XII.

SETUP OF A MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM SECONDARY GRADING POLICY SAMPLE NOTEBOOK RUBRIC CLASSROOM AESTHETICS

XIII. SYSTEMATIC DESIGN OF A MATHEMATICS LESSON

This document was prepared by the Mount Vernon City School District Curriculum and Instruction Department in conjunction with the Mathematics Articulation Committee.

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IMPORTANT DATES 2012-13
REPORT CARD – 10 WEEK PERIOD

MARKING PERIOD MP 1 MP 2 MP 3 MP 4

MARKING PERIOD BEGINS September 5, 2012 November 12, 2012 January 28, 2013 April 15, 2013

INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTS October 5, 2012 December 14, 2012 March 8, 2013 May 17, 2013

MARKING PERIOD ENDS November 9, 2012 January 25, 2013 April 12, 2013 June 21, 2013

DURATION/ INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS 10 weeks / 45 Days 10 weeks / 44 Days 9 weeks / 45 Days 10 weeks / 49 Days

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION Week of Nov. 12, 2012 Week of January 28, 2013 Week of April 15, 2013 Week of June 24, 2013

As per MVCSD Board Resolution 06-71, the Parent Notification Policy states “Parent(s) / guardian(s) or adult students are to be notified, in writing, at any time during a grading period when it is apparent - that the student may fail or is performing unsatisfactorily in any course or grade level. Parent(s) / guardian(s) are also to be notified, in writing, at any time during the grading period when it becomes evident that the student's conduct or effort grades are unsatisfactory.”

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VISION STATEMENT
True success comes from co-accountability and co-responsibility. In a coherent instructional system, everyone is responsible for student learning and student achievement. The question we need to constantly ask ourselves is, "How are our students doing?" The starting point for an accountability system is a set of standards and benchmarks for student achievement. Standards work best when they are well defined and clearly communicated to students, teachers, administrators, and parents. The focus of a standards-based education system is to provide common goals and a shared vision of what it means to be educated. The purposes of a periodic assessment system are to diagnose student learning needs, guide instruction and align professional development at all levels of the system. The primary purpose of this Instructional Guide is to provide teachers and administrators with a tool for determining what to teach and assess. More specifically, the Instructional Guide provides a "road map" and timeline for teaching and assessing the NYS Mathematics Core Curriculum. I ask for your support in ensuring that this tool is utilized so students are able to benefit from a standards-based system where curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned. In this system, curriculum,...
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