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The process began nearly two decades ago with An Agenda for Action. The messages presented in that document served as a foundation for NCTMís Curriculum and Evaluations Standards for School Mathematics, which was released in 1989.
The Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics was released in 1991 and the Assessment Standards for School Mathematics was released in 1995. Combined, these three documents set standards for mathematics excellence for grades Kñ12.
It is important to note that the first meeting of the Commission on the Future of the Standards took place the same year the Assessment Standards was released. This is because from the onset of developing the Standards, NCTM knew that it was an ongoing p