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    NEW! Released SOL Test Item Sets for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

    SOL Test Item Sets for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II have been posted on the VDOE Web site.  Due to the potential impact of releasing tests on the item bank, the spring 2014 grades 3-8 mathematics tests will not be released in spring 2015. 

     
    NEW! Analysis of Student Performance on SOL Tests – Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

    Statewide results for the spring 2014 End-of-Course (EOC) Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II SOL tests have been analyzed to determine specific content that may have challenged students.  In order to support preparation of students for the SOL assessments for these courses, PowerPoint presentations have been developed to provide information about the content for which student performance was weak or inconsistent.  Any examples provided within the presentations are not SOL test items and are not meant to mimic SOL test questions. 

    The PowerPoint presentations for EOC Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II can be found on the Virginia Department of Education Web site

    Technical Assistance on Selected Content of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning
    This document (updated January 2014) is based on comments provided to frequently asked questions received by the Virginia Department of Education regarding the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning.  The comments are organized by content strand or course.  In support of the implementation of the standards, teachers are encouraged to review comments not only from their specific grade level or course standards, but rather review the document in its entirety to gain information that can directly impact instruction and provide connections to previous and future instruction. This document is to be used in conjunction with, not in place of, the Mathematics Curriculum Framework.  Note that all changes to the document will be listed in the Change Log on page 1.
     
    Geometry Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
    We are pleased to announce the posting of the Geometry Vocabulary Word Wall Cards to the VDOE Mathematics Instruction Web site.  Mathematics vocabulary word wall cards provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development. The cards should be used as an instructional tool for teachers and then as a reference for all students, particularly English learners and students with disabilities.

    Vocabulary word wall cards are published in both PDF and MSWORD formats so that they may be modified to address the instructional needs of teachers and students.

     
    Middle School Mathematics Vocabulary Cards 
    Mathematics vocabulary word wall cards provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development. The cards should be used as an instructional tool for teachers and then as a reference for all students, particularly English learners and students with disabilities. 
     
    Please view the middle school mathematics vocabulary cards now available for Kindergarten through grade 8. 
      

    SOL Practice Items including Technology-Enhanced Items and Practice Guides 

    In November 2012, additional practice items for the EOC SOL mathematics test were posted on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Web site.   Practice items provided examples of new content included in the 2009 SOL, the increased rigor reflected in the new SOL, and the new technology-enhanced items.  The sets of practice items and the guides are posted on the Virginia Department of Education Web site.  Please note that the practice items are samples only.  They do not cover all mathematics content for the grade level or course, nor do they provide examples of all types of functionality that may be found in the test items.
     
    Algebraic Properties for Grades 3 - Algebra II 
    A listing of the algebraic properties included in the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning in grades 3 – Algebra II has been posted on the VDOE mathematics instructional resources page.
     
    Direct link to the document:  Algebraic Properties (PDF)
     
    Common Core Resources - Sample Assessments and Tasks
    The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) has published a number of assessment samples.  See below for SBAC’s descriptions different types.  You have to scroll down (about 40%) to a section titled “Accessing the Sample Items and Tasks“ and select “Mathematics.” 
     
    Online Practice Tools for High School EOC
    The online Mathematics Tools Practice allows students to practice using the online tools (such as the ruler, protractor or compass) available within TestNav, the online testing software used in Virginia. All tools that are available for any grades 3-8 test are provided within the Grades 3-8 Tools Practice. Likewise, all tools that are available for any EOC test are provided within the End-of-Course Tools Practice. This means that the tools included within each application do not necessarily indicate the tools that will be available for a particular test.  To reference the tools available for a particular online mathematics test, see Online Tools Available on the Mathematics SOL Tests (PDF).
     
    Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) Sample Lesson Plans for High School EOC
    The ESS sample lesson plans for grades 6-8 and high school courses based on the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) can mow be accessed on the VDOE web site.
    Note that the database of sample lesson plans is searchable by keyword or by selecting individual SOL.  Files are provided in .pdf (PDF) format by default, but if you access files by selecting individual SOL in the table of SOL, you can also access the .doc (MS WORD) version of each file.

    Instructional Videos for Teachers
     

    Pacing Guide Overview and Unit Guides (based on 2009 Standards) for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II are located in Google Docs.  Contact your school's ITRT for assistance if needed.

     
    Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework
    During the 2011-2012 school year, students will be assessed under the new 2009 Standards of Learning in Mathematics.
     

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