The West Virginia Next Generation Standards are a set of high expectations in English language arts and mathematics that were developed by West Virginia teachers and education stakeholders to ensure every student graduates high school prepared for the future. These standards replace West Virginia's former set of expectations for students. Educational standards that set high, clear and consistent expectations, like the West Virginia Next Generation Standards, are essential to creating an educational system that prepares our young people for success in school, work and life. From 2011-2014, a phased-in approach was used to implement the Next Generation Standards in classrooms across the state.
The West Virginia Next Generation Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at every grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. The standards establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach. Teachers will devise their own lesson plans and curriculum, and tailor their instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms.
Teachers know best about what works in the classroom. That is why these standards establish what students need to learn, but do not dictate how teachers should teach. Instead, teachers devise their own lesson plans and curriculum, and tailor their instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms.
Yes. The high school Next Generation Standards for Mathematics are grouped by conceptual category - not by course - to allow for two approaches. The traditional approach consists of three courses: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The integrated approach also consists of three courses: Math I, Math II, and Math III. School districts have the flexibility to utilize the pathway best suited to their goals for mathematics education. The Academic Spotlight evaluation provides the opportunity for the community to provide feedback on both the traditional and integrated math approach.
Course | Algebra I for 8th grade or Algebra I | Geometry | Algebra II |
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Conceptual Category | Number and Quantity | Number and Quantity | |
Algebra | Algebra | ||
Functions | Functions | ||
Geometry | |||
Statistics and Probability | Statistics and Probability |
Course | Math I for 8th grade or Math I | Math II | Math III |
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Conceptual Category | Number and Quantity | Number and Quantity | Number and Quantity |
Algebra | Algebra | Algebra | |
Functions | Functions | Functions | |
Geometry | Geometry | Geometry | |
Statistics and Probability | Statistics and Probability | Statistics and Probability |
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