K - 12 Updates


Revised North Carolina K-8 Math Standards - Adopted by the State Board for Implementation in the 2018-19 School Year

K-8 Math Standards (2018-19 Implementation)

2017-2018 K-2 Mid-Year Mathematics Formative Assessment (Sept. 2017)

In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the NC Standard Course of Study for Mathematics. LEAs may adopt or modify these assessments or use other assessment materials as appropriate for individual school districts.
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Only Elementary Mathematics District Leaders can access the Mid-Year Assessments and an Administration Manual for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades. The Mid-Year Assessments for Mathematics are now posted on the private K-2 Assessment wiki (http://mathassessments.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/). If you are not a member of the private wiki and are a district curriculum leader, please contact Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) for an invitation.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Jan. 2017)

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016-2017 award year are open. To submit a nomination for an exceptional grades 7-12 teacher, complete the nomination form available on the PAEMST website, and submit the teacher’s name, email address and school contact information. If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit multiple nominations.

The 2016-2017 nomination deadline is April 1, 2017, and the application deadline is May 1, 2017. Teachers may also apply directly at **www.paemst.org**.

If you have additional questions please contact your State Mathematics Coordinator, Kitty Rutherford kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov



The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released a “blue Canvas icon” within your district’s IAM/NCEdCloud application tray. Within this Canvas instance, NC math teachers of record for NC Math 1, 2, and 3, will have access to the professional learning resource entitled "NC Mathematics Collaboratory". This icon will be a temporary shortcut to replace users having to type in the direct link: ncdpi.instructure.com.


All educators will have access to any professional learning within NCDPI’s Canvas Instance at no cost to individual districts.


Please note, access to the blue icon does not allow for LEAs and charters to create locally developed content; individual districts/charters would need to purchase Canvas to create learning opportunities for students. This icon is a temporary solution for access to piloted learning as we strive to make all future non-credit professional development resources available in the Professional Development component of the Truenorthlogic system slated for next school year.


NOTE: If any user accesses the blue Canvas icon and they are not enrolled in a course by NCDPI, they will not see any courses. Please do not submit a help ticket in this case.


Click here to view additional information that can be shared across your districts.




Open Up Resources -- the nonprofit developer of high-quality, openly licensed core programs -- is excited to introduce to North Carolina districts our middle school math curriculum, authored by Illustrative Mathematics!

We've arranged two webinars that offer an overview of our math program and related support services. Register for the webinar that works best for your schedule; if neither option is convenient, reach out regarding alternate times.


At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will receive a login to access the materials for deeper review.

Open Up Resources is a nonprofit developing the highest quality full-course curricula available to districts, provided for free to promote instructional equity. Click to learn more about Open Up Resources


North Carolina PAEMST Recipients Announced (August, 2016)

North Carolina teachers were recently named Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recipients – the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching.
The 2014 Elementary Mathematics recipient is: Kayonna Pitchford, previously with Stoney Point Elementary, Cumberland County Schools, and now with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The 2015 Secondary Mathematics recipient is: Lauren Baucom, Forest Hills High School, Union County Schools.



NEW Mathematics Resources for Instruction for NC Math 1, 2 & 3 Draft Documents
Draft versions of the NC Math 1-3 Resources for Instruction are now available for teacher use and review. The documents currently include content connections and explanations & illustrations for assessing student understanding of the standards. The Standards for Mathematical Practices(SMPs) and Instructional Resources sections are still under development and will be updated throughout the month of August. We have created a survey to collect feedback on the revision docs and any resources that can be included for the standards.
MRI Link: Feedback for NC’s Math Resource for Instruction
Resources Link: Suggest Resources for NC’s Math Resource for Instruction


2016-2017 K-2 Assessments: Mid-Year Formative Assessment Standards (July, 2016)

You will find a chart at each grade level (K-2) which shows which standards will be assessed on the Mid-Year Formative Assessment. This may be helpful if revising your district-level pacing guides. Changes in the expectations from the 2015-2016 Mid-Year Assessments to the 2016-2017 Mid-Year Assessments have been noted in red on each table.



2016 High School North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study (June 2016)

North Carolina Math 1
North Carolina Math 2
North Carolina Math 3


NC State Board of Education adopts REVISED HIGH SCHOOL MATH STANDARDS June 2, 2016 for implementation in 2016-17. Drafts of revised standards are in the links below.


NC Math 1
NC Math 2
NC Math 3


Congraulations to the NCCTM Teachers honored at the NC State Math Conference (November 5, 2015)

2015 Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teachers



K-2 Assessment Webinar (announced October 26, 2015)

Join us for a webinar on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM EST.
Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7230878116832741122
K-2 Math Assessments. During the webinar, we will discuss changes to the scoring rubric for the Mid-Year Assessment, frequently asked questions, and give examples of student work.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Proof of Concept Study (Oct 5, 2015)

Upcoming Webinars

The next Proof of Concept Study webinar will be held Oct 15 at 3 p.m., and focus on the teacher and student reports that are available as well as how to use the data from these reports to inform instruction and supports for students.
The target audience is districts and school staff participating in the Proof of Concept Study; however, nonparticipating districts/staff also are welcome to attend.
You may register for this webinar online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For those who cannot attend this webinar, it will be repeated on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. The registration link for this webinar is available here.




2015 PAEMST State Finalist (September, 2015)

  • Lauren Baucom, Forest Hills High School, Marshville

  • Maureen Fitzsimmons, Mooresville Middle School, Mooresville

  • Sara Vaughn, Northwest Guilford Middle School, Greensboro




2013 Secondary (7-12) Awardee: Julie Riggins (announced: July 2015)

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Proof of Concept Math for 5th Grade Mathematics (July 27, 2015)

For more information about this study, click Proof of Concept Group



2015-2016 K-2 Assessments: Mid-Year Benchmark Assessment Standards (June, 2015)

You will find a chart at each grade level K-2 which shows which standards will be assessed on the Mid-Year Benchmark. This may be helpful if revising your district-level pacing guides. Changes in the expectations from the 2014-2015 Mid-Year Assessments to the 2015-2016 Mid-Year Assessments have been noted in red on each table.


Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (2015-2016)

Please click on the MSP page in the navigation bar for information on the current MSPs



Educator's Survey (October 27, 2014)

This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the mathematics standards. We will be following our established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years.
As the NCDPI standards review process progresses, we look forward to gathering information from stakeholders to inform the work of the NCDPI Standards Review Committee. To gather input, NCDPI is administering two surveys this fall—one in October for educators and one in November for the broader community.
The educators’ survey is now live for teachers and other educators to complete: http://ncdpireview.weebly.com (Dec 31, 2014)
We hope you will take this survey and provide your specific feedback regarding the current mathematics standards. Your feedback will be extremely valuable as we move through this process.


The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (October 10, 2014)

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014-2015 award year are open. To submit a nomination for an exceptional grades 7-12 teacher, complete the nomination form available on the PAEMST website, and submit the teacher’s name, email address and school contact information. If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit multiple nominations.
The 2014-2015 nomination deadline is April 1, 2015, and the application deadline is May 1, 2015. Teachers may also apply directly at **www.paemst.org**.
If you have additional questions please contact your State Mathematics Coordinator, Kitty Rutherford kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov



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Fall Newsletter (August 2014)
The Fall Newsletters for Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-12) have been posted on the wiki on the Newsletters page. You can find a link to this page on the navigation bar that is on the left of the screen.



Congratulations to the..... (September 1, 2014)

2014 Elementary Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching State Finalist

Heather Landreth, W.H. Robinson Elementary, Winterville
Kayonna Pitchford, Stoney Point Elementary, Fayetteville
Meredith Stanely, Haw Creek Elementary, Asheville


2014-2015 K-2 Mid-Year Mathematics Assessments (July, 2014)
We have posted the 2014-2015 Mid-Year Benchmark Assessment Standards on the Mathematics wiki under the appropriate grade levels. This may be helpful if revising your district-level pacing guides. We have created a table for each grade level that includes the standards being assessed at Mid-Year. Changes in the expectations from the 2013-2014 Mid-Year Assessments to the 2014-2015 Mid-Year Assessments have been noted in red on each table.
Questions regarding these tables may be directed to Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) or Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).



Release of Discrete Mathematics Items

The 2013–14 school year is the first year of administration for the NC Final Exam of Discrete Mathematics. The releasing of forms or items typically occurs in September following the first administration of an assessment. This process allows the NCDPI to review the item statistics from both the fall and spring administrations and release a set of items that is representative of the assessment.
A set of “sample” items are linked to this message. The attached document was posted to the NCDPI/NC Final Exams Released Forms web page this afternoon (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/common-exams/released-forms/) this afternoon. Click High School Mathematics. Find the row for Discrete Mathematics and click the pdf file located in the Final Exam column. These sample items have not been field tested and are not representative of the full breadth of standards assessed.
Please refer to http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/common-exams/released-forms/in September for a set of released (field tested) items from the 2013–14 school year. As a reminder, test specification information is available at:http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/common-exams/specifications/.



Secondary Math Webinar (Counselors) FAQ




SREB Math READY Flyer



Building Conceptual Understanding and Fluency Through Games (April1, 2014)

These games are aligned to The Common Core State Standards. The intent of this document is to provide students with an opportunity to develop conceptual understanding and computational proficiency.
Please feel free to adapt, tweak, or modify the games to meet the needs of your learners! Please send feedback to kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov or denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov



K-2 Summative Assessments (February 13, 2014)
In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and may be adopted or modified as appropriate for individual school districts. Only Elementary Mathematics District Leaders will receive the Summative Assessments and an Administration Manual for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades.
The Summative Assessments and Administration Manuals are posted on a private wiki. If you are an Elementary Mathematics District Leader, and you did not receive an invitation to the private K-2 Assessment wiki, please contact Susan Hart (susan.hart@dpi.nc.gov) for assistance.
NCDPI appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve this resource. Feedback may be sent to NCDPI Mathematics Consultants, Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) or Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).



3-5 Formative Instructional and Assessment Task for the State Standards in Mathematics (January 13, 2014)

When teachers understand what students know and can do, and then use that knowledge to make more effective instructional decisions, the net result is greater learning for students and a greater sense of satisfaction for teachers. Bright and Joyner (2005)

http://3-5cctask.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home

On this site you will find tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that are designed to be used in a formative manner to guide instruction. Take a moment to review the Overview to learn more about how to use these assessments in your classroom and in your LEA.
Please know that the tasks presented here will continually be evolving as we learn more about the Common Core State Standards. As you use these tasks with your students, add to and adapt the materials in order to make them useful for your particular situation. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve upon this resource.
Please send feedback to: Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov) or Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov).



Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Awardee (December 23, 2013)

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Nominations Open (November 18)

The 2013-2014 nomination period for K-6 grade Mathematics Teachers for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is currently open. Please direct anyone interested in nominating a teacher to the PAEMST website (www.paemst.org).
The 2013-2014 nomination deadline is April 1, 2014. The application deadline is May 1, 2014.
PAEMST Mathematics State Coordinator: Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).



Standards for Mathematical Practice Poster

MA194 Standards for Mathematical Practice Poster (Small)
This poster describes varieties of expertise that math educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels should seek to develop in their students. It provides a reminder of the critical behaviors mathematically proficient students should demonstrate and is a smaller version of MA190.
$6 package of 10, 2013
Standards for Math Practice Poster
This 22.5" X 28.5 " poster describes varieties of expertise that math educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels should seek to develop in their students. This poster provides a reminder of the critical behaviors mathematically proficient students should demonstrate.
Price is per poster. MA190, 2013, $4
Ordering instructions are online at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publications/ordering/.


K-2 Mid-Year Assessments (September 16, 2013)
In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and may be adopted or modified as appropriate for individual school districts. Only Elementary Mathematics District Leaders will receive the Mid-Year Benchmark Assessments and Administration Manuals for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades.
The Mid-Year Benchmark Assessments and Administration Manuals are posted on a private wiki. If you are an Elementary Mathematics District Leader, and you did not receive an invitation to the private K-2 Assessment wiki, please contact Susan Hart (susan.hart@dpi.nc.gov) for assistance.
NCDPI appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve this resource. Feedback may be sent to NCDPI Mathematics Consultants, Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) or Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).


3-5 Instructional and Assessment Tasks for the Standards in Mathematics (Aug, 2013)

These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and may be adopted or modified as appropriate for individual school districts. This resource is currently in draft form, and additional tasks are being developed. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve upon this resource.
Feedback may be sent to NCDPI Mathematics Consultants: Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov) or Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov)

K-5 Updates and Revisions (July 2013)

Revised unpacking documents, created Building Vocabulary document, and released 2012-2013 K-2 Mid-Year and Summative assessments.

Notification of a slight change in the K-8 Numbering System of Standards for Mathematics (July 2013)

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics has not changed any standards but you may have noticed the numbering system has been slightly modified by the writers. They have now added a letter to identify the bold heading of each Domain.
Our Current CCSS Numbering SystemFor example: 2.OA.1
New CCSS Numbering SystemFor example: 2.OA.A.1
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
2.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
Add and subtract within 20.
2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
2.OA.3 Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
2.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
Add and subtract within 20.
2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
2.OA.C.3 Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Standards have not changed but the numbering system has changed slightly. We wanted to notify you of this change so as you encounter this new numbering system you’ll understand how it relates to the original CCSS numbering system which is what North Carolina is using at this time.

2013-2014 K-2 Mid-Year Mathematics Assessments

Several districts have requested a list of standards that will be assessed on the 2013-2014 Mid-Year Mathematics Assessments. This may be helpful if you have or are revising your district-level pacing guides. We have created a table for each grade level that includes the standards being assessed at Mid-Year. These tables have been posted on the K-2 Assessment private wiki that is available to district curriculum leaders. The tables will also be sent to district curriculum leaders via listserv. Questions regarding these tables may be directed to Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) or Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).

Mathematics K-2 Summative Assessments (Posted March 29)

In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and may be adopted or modified as appropriate for individual school districts. Only Elementary Mathematics District Leaders will receive the Summative Benchmark Assessments and an Administration Manual for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades.
The Summative Benchmark Assessments and Administration Manuals will be posted on a private wiki. If you are an Elementary Mathematics District Leader, and you do not receive an invitation to the private K-2 Assessment wiki, please contact Susan Hart (susan.hart@dpi.nc.gov) for assistance.
NCDPI appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve this resource.
Feedback may be sent to NCDPI Mathematics Consultants, Denise Schulz (denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov) or Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).


Standards Online Math Modules (FREE)

UNC Charlotte’s College of Education, in conjunction with the STEM Center and Southwest Education Alliance is proud to announce the release of Online Mathematics Modules. If you are a K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, 9-12 mathematics teacher, facilitator, coach or administrator in charge of mathematics professional development, earn CEU for participating in an online module that focuses on the mathematical practices and content of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Each module takes approximately 10 hours to finish, and can be completed either individually at your own pace or preferably with other teachers in a Professional Learning Community. We envision these modules being used by math coaches and facilitators at their schools with groups of teachers during professional development time.
To register for the course, contact Michelle Stephan at michelle.stephan@uncc.edu
Recording of Webinar (February 5)


Now available from Print Shop (January)

To order, please call 800.663.1250 or visit Publication Sales on the Web at www.ncpublicschools.org/publications
Formative Instructional & Assessments Tasks for Math Common Core (currently located on DPI Mathematics Wiki)
In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NCDPI provides local school districts with state-developed assessments to be implemented in K-2. This notebook-ready booklet contains assessment tasks that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. It is designed for use in a formative manner to guide instruction. All Blackline Masters and Student Forms are included. This booklet also contains a copy of the K-2 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, an assessment manual and record keeping forms.
Kindergarten MA191, 2013, $13
First Grade MA192, 2013, $15
Second Grade MA193, 2013, $15

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