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5 July, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 27

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

EnCoMPASS Blogs | The Nation's Report Card: 2012 Trends
Toshiba America Foundation Grants

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ENCOMPASS BLOGS

http://mathforum.org/encompass/summerinstitute

Last week, we hosted a summer institute for our Emerging
Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment
(EnCoMPASS) project. The professional development inspired
many 2013-14 EnCoMPASS Fellows to take to social media -- and
in several cases, to begin tweeting and blogging for the
first time.

Math teacher participants who have already blogged (or
launched a blog!) to reflect on EnCoMPASS include

- An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks
http://www.teachesmath.com/

- Out Rockin' Constantly
http://nathankraft.blogspot.com/

- Math Teacher
http://igomath.blogspot.com/

- More than a Geek
http://geekymathteacher.com/

One EnCoMPASS fellow's luggage made the trip to Philadelphia
without her, so one of our co-ops served as her virtual
"chauffeur," enabling Sue to participate remotely. Casey, a
Sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Secondary
Mathematics Education, blogged about the EnCoMPASS experience
in her own words, too:

http://mathforum.org/blogs/casey/2013/07/01/encompass/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Would somebody please take photos of the definitions at the
start of Euclid Book VII and email them to me please?"

- Jonathan, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580634

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THE NATION'S REPORT CARD: 2012 TRENDS

http://www.nagb.org/newsroom/naep-releases/longtermtrend2012.html

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES) last week released a new report
about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

"The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012"
presents the results of the NAEP long-term trend assessments
in mathematics administered during the 2011-12 school year to
9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students.

The Executive Summary highlights two results in particular:
the gains made by the nation's elementary and middle school
students; and the narrowing of racial/ethnic and gender gaps.
The full, 58-page report provides trend results in terms of
average scale scores, percentiles, and five performance levels.
Item maps for each age group illustrate skills demonstrated by
students when responding to assessment questions. See also the
scale score results for students by selected background
characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and type
of school:

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ltt_2012/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Oregon is set to start a pilot program where you go to
college for free and pay back 3% of your income for 24 years.
I would like to be convinced that public colleges still have
the ability to provide the college experience (we remember)
but I am not holding my breath."

- Bob, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580624

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See the Toshiba America Foundation site for past recipients,
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Last week, we hosted a summer institute for our Emerging
Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment
(EnCoMPASS) project. The professional development inspired
many 2013-14 EnCoMPASS Fellows to take to social media &mdash; and
in several cases, to begin tweeting and blogging for the
first time.
</p>
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Math teacher participants who have already blogged (or
launched a blog!) to reflect on EnCoMPASS include
</p>
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An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks
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<a href="http://www.teachesmath.com/">http://www.teachesmath.com/</a>
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Out Rockin' Constantly
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<a href="http://nathankraft.blogspot.com/">http://nathankraft.blogspot.com/</a>
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Math Teacher
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<a href="http://igomath.blogspot.com/">http://igomath.blogspot.com/</a>
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More than a Geek
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<a href="http://geekymathteacher.com/">http://geekymathteacher.com/</a>
</li>
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<p>
One EnCoMPASS fellow's luggage made the trip to Philadelphia
without her, so one of our co-ops served as her virtual
"chauffeur," enabling Sue to participate remotely. Casey, a
Sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Secondary
Mathematics Education, blogged about the EnCoMPASS experience
in her own words, too:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/casey/2013/07/01/encompass/">http://mathforum.org/blogs/casey/2013/07/01/encompass/</a></p>
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"Would somebody please take photos of the definitions at the
start of Euclid Book VII and email them to me please?"
<dd>
- Jonathan, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580634">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580634</a>
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<a href="http://www.nagb.org/newsroom/naep-releases/longtermtrend2012.html">http://www.nagb.org/newsroom/</a><br><a href="http://www.nagb.org/newsroom/naep-releases/longtermtrend2012.html">naep-releases/longtermtrend2012.html</a>
</p>
<p>
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES) last week released a new report
about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
</p>
<p>
"The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012"
presents the results of the NAEP long-term trend assessments
in mathematics administered during the 2011-12 school year to
<nobr>9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students.</nobr>
</p>
<p>
The Executive Summary highlights two results in particular:
the gains made by the nation's elementary and middle school
students; and the narrowing of racial/ethnic and gender gaps.
The full, 58-page report provides trend results in terms of
average scale scores, percentiles, and five performance levels.
Item maps for each age group illustrate skills demonstrated by
students when responding to assessment questions. See also the
scale score results for students by selected background
characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and type
of school:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ltt_2012/">http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ltt_2012/</a></p>
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"Oregon is set to start a pilot program where you go to
college for free and pay back 3% of your income for 24 years.
I would like to be convinced that public colleges still have
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but I am not holding my breath."
<dd>
- Bob, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580624">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2580624</a>
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