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Math Day at the Capitol

GCTM will host "Math Day at the Capitol" on Monday, March 2, 2020. The event will provide an opportunity for legislators to hear the importance of a quality mathematics education and to meet math educators. The purpose of the day is to communicate with legislators the necessity of having quality mathematics education in order to support the development of mathematical literacy and proficiency required for success in careers and in competition in a global economy. Georgia’s economic growth will be enhanced by the preparedness of its students, particularly in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas.

A breakfast for the state legislators will be provided from 8:00-10:00 AM in room 220 of the State Capitol Building. If you are interested in attending this event, please let us know by emailing advocacy@gctm.org.

Mathematics GSE Position Statement

As the mathematics standards review process gets underway, GCTM has adopted a position statement regarding the Mathematics GSE. The statement includes data showing the increase in student achievement over the last several years as the current standards have been implemented.

Click here to read the position statement.

Standards Update

In July 2019, The Georgia Department of Education released surveys on the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Mathematics and English Language Arts. Both surveys were made available to all stakeholders, including teachers, educational leaders, business/industry, and community members. In total, from July 23 to September 26, nearly 14,000 Georgians completed the math survey and more than 11,000 completed the ELA survey.

Click here to view the survey results and review process timeline.

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