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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Last Modified: 6/6/2019 8:53:37 AM