On January 19, 2016, our teachers and students began piloting (testing) multiple new mathematics instructional materials that are fully aligned to the California Standards (Common Core State Standards) in Mathematics. This pilot, covering Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade, ended on April 1, 2016.
 
The reason for piloting new instructional materials is in order to receive teacher and student feedback prior to formally adopting new instructional materials for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
 
Not only are the instructional materials fully aligned to California Standards, but are also designed to prepare students to succeed on the new California assessments (also known as the CAASPP or SBAC). Additionally, all piloted instructional materials have a very strong online component that parents can use to monitor student performance, providing assistance at home and becoming familiarized with the new mathematics content.
 
Each teacher let parents know what program was being piloted in their class, and were able to respond to any questions. 

card header iconWUSD Timeline for the Math Pilot Program

April 1-4:
Pilot teachers input collected from sites

April 4: 
Joint math cadre meeting to evaluate teacher input and make recommendation to curriculum council

April 7: 
Curriculum council meeting to consider pilot teacher and joint math cadre recommendation and to provide the recommendation to the School Board.

April 14:  
School Board will receive information on the math adoption including input from the pilot teachers, math cadre, and the curriculum council.

April 28:
School Board may take final action to adopt instructional materials in mathematics.

June 6-9 & August 8-11:
Curriculum implementation trainings; teachers will need to attend only one 4-day session block; attending teachers will be compensated.