Mathematics Modeling and Reasoning Course Pilot

Information and Background

The Ohio Mathematics Initiative (OMI), a collaborative effort of mathematics faculty members from all of the state’s public colleges and universities, has as one of its core strategies “improving student success in college-level mathematics by aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice”. Consistent with that goal, members of Subgroup 5 (Alignment Between Secondary and Postsecondary Content and Instruction) of the OMI have partnered with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to create a high school transition course with the purpose of preparing Ohio high school seniors who have not met the state’s remediation free standards for a college gateway mathematics course. Gateway mathematics courses may include Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, or College Algebra/STEM pathway courses. Together, they formed an advisory committee and planning group made up of higher education and K-12 faculty members and administrators to create a pilot for the course. In the 2018-2019 school year, a developmental pre-pilot was implemented in preparation of the full pilot in the 2019-2020 school year.


Participating in the Pilot

The Ohio Department of Education is seeking 15-20 schools from across the state to participate in the Mathematics Modeling and Reasoning Course Pilot for the 2019-2020 school year.

To participate in the Mathematics Modeling and Reasoning Course Pilot, requests must include the completed application form containing the following:

  • The signature of the local school board president or district treasurer;
  • The signature of the local superintendent/building administrator; and
  • The signature of the professional staff bargaining unit leader.

 Applications must be submitted by Dec. 21, 2018.
 Submit applications to Anna Cannelongo at anna.cannelongo@education.ohio.gov.


Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted by Dec. 21, 2018.
  • Schools will be notified of their acceptance in January 2019.
  • Upon acceptance, schools create a class in EMIS for winter/spring 2019.
  • Piloting teachers and administrators attend a multi-day professional learning opportunity in summer 2019.
  • Piloting teachers will be assigned a higher education collaborator in the summer of 2019.
  • Begin pilot in the 2019-2020 school year.

Resources

Last Modified: 7/26/2019 10:00:36 AM