Copyright © 2002
All rights reserved. Reproduction of materials contained herein for instructional purposes in
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jo Lynne DeMary
M. Kenneth Magill
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Patricia I. Wright
Office of Elementary Instructional Services
James S. Heywood, Director
Karen Grass, Mathematics Specialist
Office of Middle Instructional Services
Maureen B. Hijar, Director
Wendy M. Geiger, Mathematics Specialist
Office of Secondary Instructional Services
Linda M. Wallinger, Director
Deborah Kiger Lyman, Mathematics Specialist
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The 2002 Mathematics Curriculum Framework can be found in PDF and Microsoft Word file formats on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.pen.k12.va.us.
Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework
The Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework amplifies the Mathematics Standards of Learning and defines the content knowledge, skills, and understandings that are measured by the Standards of Learning tests. The Curriculum Framework provides additional guidance to school divisions and their teachers as they develop an instructional program appropriate for their students. It assists teachers as they plan their lessons by identifying essential understandings, defining essential content knowledge, and describing the intellectual skills students need to use. This supplemental framework delineates in greater specificity the minimum content that all teachers should teach and all students should learn.
School divisions should use the Curriculum Framework as a resource for developing sound curricular and instructional programs. This curriculum framework should not limit the scope of instructional programs. Additional knowledge and skills that can enrich instruction and enhance students’ understanding of the content identified in the Standards of Learning should be included as part of quality learning experiences.
The Board of Education recognizes that school divisions will adopt a K–12 instructional sequence that best serves their students. The design of the Standards of Learning assessment program, however, requires that all Virginia school divisions prepare students to demonstrate achievement of the standards for elementary and middle school by the grade levels tested. The high school end-of-course Standards of Learning tests, for which students may earn verified units of credit, are administered in a locally determined sequence.