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Connected Mathematics as a standards-based curriculum is currently being used in Texas. In 1996, the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) supported a statewide pilot study of the implementation of Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) as requested by the Charles A. Dana Center. The pilot study included twenty-two middle school campuses in seven Texas sites, including Austin ISD, Corpus Christi ISD, Lubbock ISD, Plano ISD, North Lamar ISD, the El Paso Urban Systemic Initiative Districts, and Region I Education Service Center Districts. Representing a range of Texas schools with various population densities, socio-economic groups and ethnically diverse students, the campuses were predominantly English-speaking, but included bilingual students and ESL students.

Pilot sites created a plan for implementation and evaluation based on the CMP criteria and committed to provide professional development and support. Under the direction of the Dana Center, the Texas SSI organized and coordinated professional development workshops for teachers, principals, coordinators, and teacher leaders during three summers. Teachers were expected to use CMP as their complete curriculum during the school year after training. In addition, pilot sites provided professional development and regular opportunities for teachers to meet throughout the school year. Several sites expanded the use of CMP and continued their support while pursuing training opportunities. Teachers and administrators were provided opportunities to visit other Texas sites and share ideas and concerns.

Evidence collected included quantitative data, TAAS scores, and narratives that describe learning by students and teachers. Exams and testing variations were introduced to further evaluate the success of the CMP implementation.

At conclusion in 1999, pilot schools consistently demonstrated positive results on expectations for student mathematics learning at the critical middle school level. Students indicated growth in terms of skills, concept understanding and ability to solve complex mathematical problems.

 
     
     
  TEKS:  
     
  The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, is the state-mandated curriculum guideline which establish what every student, from elementary school through high school, should know and be able to do. The State Board of Education adopted the TEKS on July 11, 1997, for implementation in September 1998.  
     
 

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  Note: All correlation documents were developed and published at the Charles A. Dana Center with Team Leader Carmen Whitman. Documents are used here with the permission of the Charles A. Dana Center.  
     
     
 

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