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- Free Homework Help from PBS (Posted 12/18/2007)
- Institute of Education Sciences (IES) (Posted 11/30/2007)
- Guidance for Calculator Use (Updated 3/9/07)
- Regulatory Changes Related to Commencement Level Mathematics Requirements Approved (Posted 1/07)
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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)/What Works Clearinghouse publishes practice guides in education to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on the types of challenges that cannot currently be addressed by single interventions or programs. The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.
IES practice guides consist of a list of discrete recommendations for educators that are intended to be actionable, are written by panels of nationally recognized experts, and are subjected to rigorous external peer review and include such titles as Encouraging Girls in Math and Science, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, and Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades.
The Guidance for Calculator Use in the Classroom and on State Assessments in Mathematics Chart summarizes the policy decisions made regarding the use of calculators in classrooms and on State Assessment in Mathematics.
Regulatory Changes Related to Commencement Level Mathematics Requirements Approved at its May 22-23, 2006 meeting, the Board of Regents approved changes to section 100.5 (a)(3)(iv), 100.5 (a)(5)(b)(2), 100.5 (b)(iv)(c), 100.5 (b)(v)(a), and 100.5 (b)(x) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The action clarifies policy changes for commencement level mathematics, including graduation requirements, units of credit, and types of diplomas, during and after the transition from Regents Examinations in Mathematics A and Mathematics B to Regents Examinations in Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. These changes are effective June 15, 2006 and will primarily affect students who first enter grade 9 in September of 2007.