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CUSD Mathematics Program

CUSD MATH PROGRAMS - PUBLISHER WEBSITES

PEARSON SCOTT FORESMAN "ENVISIONMATH" PEARSONSUCCESSNET
GRADES K-5

HOLT ONLINE TEXTBOOK VIDEO TUTORIAL  (PROVIDED BY DJAMS MATH TEACHER RON MCDEVITT)
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH COURSES:
MATH 6, MATH 7, MATH 7 ACC,
MATH 8, ALGEBRA 1, AND GEOMETRY

HIGH SCHOOL MATH COURSES:
ALGEBRA 1A, ALGEBRA 1B, AND ALGEBRA 1
GLENCOE "GEOMETRY" (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY)
HIGH SCHOOL GEOMETRY
ALGEBRA 2/TRIG (REG) AND
ALGEBRA 2 WITH GEOMETRY B
PRENTICE HALL "ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY" (SULLIVAN - 7TH EDITION) ALGEBRA 2/TRIG (ACC)
PILOTED MATH TEXTBOOKS
HOUGHTON-MIFFLIN - MATH EXPRESSIONS GRADES K-5
MCGRAW-HILL - MY MATH
CPM - CORE CONNECTIONS MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH COURSES:
MATH 6, MATH 7, MATH 7 ACC, AND MATH 8
HOUGHTON-MIFFLIN - BIG IDEAS
PEARSON - CA DIGITS
CENTER FOR MATH AND TEACHING - MATH LINKS (MATH 8 ONLY)

COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS INFO

CAPISTRANO USD COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS MATH COURSE TRANSITION PLAN (AS OF 11/6/13)
FEBRUARY 2015 PARENT UNIVERSITY INFO:
MATH PARENT UNIVERSITY - OVERVEW
MATH PARENT UNIVERSITY - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSON
MATH PARENT UNIVERSITY - MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSON
CAPISTRANO USD COMMON CORE MATH PRESENTATION (POWERPOINT)
PRESENTED AT ALISO VIEJO MIDDLE SCHOOL ON 11/20/13

CAPISTRANO USD COMMON CORE MATH PRESENTATION (POWERPOINT)
PRESENTED AT JOHN MALCOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON 1/29/13
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE WEBSITE
COMMON CORE STATE MATH STANDARDS - APPENDIX A
OUTLINES AN ACCELERATED MATH PATHWAY STARTING IN GRADE 7 - SEE PAGE 80
(CAPISTRANO USD PROVIDES AN ACCELERATED MATH PATHWAY STARTING IN GRADE 6)
COMMON CORE STATE MATH STANDARDS - KEY POINTS
CROSSWALK OF COMMON CORE INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS - MATH
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CDE) COMMON CORE RESOURCES WEBSITE

CDE'S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WEBPAGE REGARDING SMARTER BALANCED FIELD TEST
CALIFORNIA MATH FRAMEWORK - CURRENTLY POSTED IN DRAFT FORM (ADOPTED BY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ON 11/6/13)
COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS - PARENT ROAD MAPS TO THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS
CCSESA - K-8 CALIFORNIA'S COMMON CORE STANDARDS PARENT HANDBOOK:  ENGLISH    SPANISH

CALILFORNIA-ADOPTED COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS PER GRADE LEVEL/COURSE (ADOPTED 1/16/13):

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE - K-8

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE - HIGH SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN    GRADE 1    GRADE 2    GRADE 3    GRADE 4    GRADE 5

GRADE 6    GRADE 7    GRADE 8

CAPISTRANO USD'S MATH 7 ACCELERATED AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ALGEBRA 1 STANDARDS

ALGEBRA 1    GEOMETRY    ALGEBRA 2

CALCULUS      AP PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

ANALYSIS OF CA MATH STANDARDS TO COMMON CORE STANDARDS DOCUMENT
COMMON CORE MATH VIDEO RESOURCES:
TEACHING CHANNEL: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR MATH
TED.COM TALK: "MATH CLASS NEEDS A MAKEOVER" BY DAN MEYER - DEVELOPING PATIENT PROBLEM-SOLVING (COMMON CORE MATH PRACTICE #1)
WESTED WEBINAR PRESENTED ON 10/11/12: PRESENTED BY COMMON CORE MATH LEAD, PHIL DARO
CLICK HERE TO VIEW KHAN ACADEMY VIDEOS ALIGNED TO THE COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS.
SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM INFO
SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM WEBSITE
SMARTER BALANCED PARENTS FACT SHEET DOCUMENT
SMARTER BALANCED - MATH ITEM SPECIFICATIONS (EACH DOCUMENT IS 61 PAGES):
                              GRADES 3-5        GRADES 6-8        HIGH SCHOOL

SMARTER BALANCED - PRACTICE AND TRAINING TESTS
PRACTICE TESTS AVAILABLE FOR GRADES 3-8 AND 11, WHICH INCLUDE PERFORMANCE TASKS
FOR GRADES 9, 10, AND 12, THE TRAINING TESTS DO NOT INCLUDE PERFORMANCE TASKS
(UPDATED 2/20/14)


SMARTER BALANCED PRACTICE TEST ANSWER KEYS:

GRADE 3      GRADE 4      GRADE 5      GRADE 6      GRADE 7      GRADE 8      GRADE 11

SMARTER BALANCED - PRACTICE TESTS WITH SCORING RUBRICS
GRADE 3 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 3 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 4 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 4 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 5 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 5 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 6 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 6 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 7 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 7 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 8 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 8 PERFORMANCE TASK
GRADE 11 PRACTICE TEST SCORING GUIDE - GRADE 11 PERFORMANCE TASK

SMARTER BALANCED - SAMPLE ITEMS AND PERFORMANCE TASKS WEBSITE

SMARTER BALANCED - MATH GENERAL RUBRIC FOR 4-POINT ITEMS

SMARTER BALANCED - MATH SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT BLUEPRINT

SMARTER BALANCED SAMPLE PERFORMANCE TASKS
GRADE 4 (10 PAGES)  -  GRADE 6 (9 PAGES)  -  GRADE 8 SAMPLE ITEMS/TASKS (14 PAGES)  -  GRADE 11 (10 PAGES) 
SMARTER BALANCED - SAMPLE MATH ITEMS (FROM MISSOURI DEPT. OF ED.):
GRADE 3      GRADE 4      GRADE 5      GRADE 6     GRADE 7     GRADE 8     HIGH SCHOOL (GRADE 11)

SMARTER BALANCED CALCULATORS AND COMPUTER KEYBOARD COMMANDS FOR STUDENTS:
GRADE 6 CALCULATOR (BASIC)
GRADES 7 AND 8 CALCULATOR (SCIENTIFIC)
HIGH SCHOOL CALCULATOR (SCIENTFIC/GRAPHING, REGRESSION)

 

KEYBOARD COMMANDS FOR STUDENTS

MATH COURSE PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR (updated 4/24/15)

GRADE 7 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 6 STUDENTS
 

Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.75 GPA or higher in Math 6 and score 80% or higher on the Math 6 End-of-Course Final Exam
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 3.50 GPA or higher in Math 6 and score 90% or higher on the Math 6 End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 6 Math 6 students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Math 7 in Grade 7.
NOTE: One Math 6 End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).



 

Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 7 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Math 7 Accelerated and score 75% or higher on the Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Math 7 Accelerated and score 85% or higher on the Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 6 Math 7 Accelerated students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7.
NOTE: One Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).

 

UPDATED 4/24/15
GRADE 8 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 7 STUDENTS
 

Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.75 GPA or higher in Math 7 and score 80% or higher on the Math 7 End-of-Course Final Exam and score 80% or higher on the Math 7 to Algebra 1 Placement Test 
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 3.50 GPA or higher in Math 7 and score 90% or higher on the Math 7 End-of-Course Final Exam AND score 80% or higher on the Math 7 to Algebra 1 Placement Test.


Current Grade 7 Math 7 students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Math 8 in Grade 8.
NOTE: No Math 7 or Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunities will be permitted for placement purposes.



 

Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Math 7 Accelerated and score 75% or higher on the Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Math 7 Accelerated and score 85% or higher on the Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam.

Current Grade 7 Math 7 Accelerated students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Math 8 in Grade 8.
NOTE: One Math 7 Accelerated End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).



 

Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to qualify to enroll in Geometry in Grade 8 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Algebra 1 and score 75% or higher on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Algebra 1 and score 85% or higher on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 7 Algebra 1 students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 8.
NOTE: One Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).



 

Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Geometry who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry in Grade 8 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Geometry and score 75% or higher on the Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam
OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Geometry and score 85% or higher on the Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 7 Geometry students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Geometry in Grade 8.NOTE: One Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).

UPDATED 4/24/15
GRADE 9 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 8 STUDENTS
 

All current Grade 8 students enrolled in Math 8 will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9.

Current Grade 8 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to qualify to enroll in Geometry in Grade 9 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Algebra 1 and score 75% or higher on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Algebra 1 and score 85% or higher on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 8 Algebra 1 students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9.
NOTE: One Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).


 

 

Current Grade 8 students enrolled in Geometry who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry in Grade 9 must…
(1) Earn a 4-quarter 3.00 GPA or higher in Geometry and score 75% or higher on the Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam OR
(2) Earn a 4-quarter 2.75 GPA or higher in Geometry and score 85% or higher on the Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam
Current Grade 8 Geometry students who do not meet either criteria will be enrolled in Geometry in Grade 9.
NOTE: One Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam re-take opportunity will be permitted for placement purposes (final exam re-take testing results will not affect a student’s original 4th quarter grade).

UPDATED 4/24/15
CAPISTRANO USD TO SADDLEBACK COLLEGE – MATH COURSE PROGRESSION
UPDATED 1/19/12

 

INFO REGARDING MATH 7 ACC PLACEMENT TEST FOR INCOMING GRADE 6 STUDENTS - CURRENT CUSD GRADE 5 STUDENTS (updated 4/17/15)

This year’s Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will be administered in all Grade 5 classrooms on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  The Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test consists of forty multiple choice questions and three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions.  All test questions are directly aligned to one or more of the Grade 6 Common Core math standards; a small number of questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions are also included.  Students will have 45 minutes to answer the forty multiple choice questions, then 15 minutes to answer the three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions.

Approximately one-fourth of the 40 multiple choice questions will be Non-Traditional Selected Response (NTSR) questions for which there will be multiple correct answers for each of these types of questions.  The number of correct answers to be chosen for each NTSR question will be explained in the directions.  All correct answers must be chosen by the student for an NTSR question to be marked correct; no partial credit will be given for these types of questions.

To qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in grade 6, students must score EITHER (1) 80% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test OR (2) 70% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test AND 70% or higher on the "Explain Your Reasoning" section of the test.

Students/Parents will be notified of a student's Grade 6 math course placement during middle school registration in August 2015.

All Grade 5 students who do not pass the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on May 7 will be placed in Math 6 to start the 2015-16 school year, however, during  middle school during registration, a parent may sign up their child to be given a re-take opportunity.  All re-take tests will be administered at each CUSD middle school during one pre-determined date during the first week of the school.  Students who pass the re-take opportunity will be transferred to Math 7 Accelerated as soon as possible.

Last year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test is available for download by clicking:
 

 "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test" administered to Capistrano USD Grade 5 students in May 2014.
 

This year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will have completely different questions aligned to the Common Core Grade 6 Math Standards, along with a few questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions, which are taught in Grade 5.

MATH PLACEMENT INFO FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO CAPISTRANO USD IN FALL 2015 - updated 4/25/15

  1. 2015-16 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (will be posted by 4/27/15)
  2. 2015-16 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (will be posted by 4/27/15)
  3. 2015-16 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 4/25/15)

Parents…after reviewing the placement documents above, and you have determined that your child needs to be tested for math course placement purposes, please click on the following link to register your child for math course placement testing:

MATH COURSE PLACEMENT TESTING REGISTRATION FORM

You will be contacted within 3 business days via email or phone with confirmation of the test and date(s) for your child’s math course placement testing.  If you have not been contacted within 3 business days, please call Dave Chamberlain at 949-234-9265.  Thank you.

 

Dave Chamberlain
Capistrano USD, Math Curriculum Specialist
Email: djchamberlain@capousd.org 
Phone: 949-234-9265

INFO REGARDING FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDES (FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDES FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE POSTED IN MID- TO LATE-MAY 2015)

A number of Capistrano USD middle school math teachers throughout many of our district’s middle schools are piloting a variety of Common Core-aligned textbooks during the first semester/first two quarters of this school year.  As of result, there will be no district-wide, universally-used mid-terms, and therefore students will need to check with their math teacher to find out what mid-term study materials are appropriate for their specific math class.


The following Capistrano USD end-of-course final exam study guides for the 2013-14 school year were used to review for last school year's Capistrano USD end-of-course final exams, including placement testing for students new to the school district.  The 2013-14 Algebra 1 End-of-Course Final Exam Study Guide and Geometry End-of-Course Final Exam Study Guide documents applied to middle school Algebra 1 and Geometry courses.

PREVIOUS/OUTDATED CALIFORNIA STATE TESTING (CAHSEE TESTING IS STILL IN FORCE)

CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST (CST) BLUEPRINTS
CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST (CST) RELEASED TEST QUESTIONS
ADDITIONAL STAR WEBSITES
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)

MATH VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS (TO BE UPDATED SOON)

Kindergarten       Grade 1       Grade 2

Grade 3      Grade 4      Grade 5

Grade 6/Math 6      Grade 7/Math 7      Grade 8/Math 8

CONTACT INFO

For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District’s Mathematics Program, contact Dave Chamberlain at 949-234-9265, or via email at djchamberlain@capousd.org .