Mathematics K–12 Learning Standards
In 2011, Washington formally adopted the Washington State K–12 Learning Standards (Common Core State Standards) for English language arts and mathematics. Assessments for these standards will begin in the 2014-2015 school year.
Washington State K–12 Learning Standards (Common Core State Standards)
Common Core State Standards Website
To be tested through the 2013-2014 school year for grades 3—8 and high school. The high school end-of-course winter administration (January/February) in 2014—2015 will also test these standards.
6-12 Mathematics - Includes Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II (112 pages, 3.7 MB)
6-12 Mathematics - Includes Mathematics 1, 2, 3 (116 pages, 3.8 MB)
The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics.
Resources to support use of the Progression Documents
Focus by Grade Level (K – 8)– Achieve the Core
A collection of PDFs detailing the mathematical content emphasized in the Standards by grade level. These can be used as guides to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources.
Focus by Course (HS) – EOC Test Map
The EOC test map documents provide guidance on the clusters that should be a major focus in a HS course and the additional/supporting clusters in a HS course.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.