Colorado Academic Standards Crosswalk Information
Math education leaders from across the state were involved in creating the math crosswalk document. This team coded evidence outcomes in the revised academic standards to indicate the degree of alignment with the previous standards. The comparison process involved only a consideration of math content not depth of knowledge.
The revised academic standards articulate expectations by grade level through grade 8 and by standard for high school; the CSAP assessment framework shows grade by grade objectives for grades 3 through 10. As a proxy for comparison of grade level content for the previous standards, the working group used the objectives from the CSAP assessment framework as a referent.
Grade level expectations were not part of the comparison due to the change from skill based statements in the previous standards and concept based statements in the revised standards. For example, an objective in the previous 5-8 standard on data and probability delineates this skill: Reading and constructing displays of data using appropriate techniques (for example, line graphs, circle graphs, scatter plots, box plots, stem-and-leaf plots) and appropriate technology. In contrast, the revised 8th grade level expectation (3.1) describes specifically what students should know: Visual displays and summary statistics of two-variable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge. Skills that show evidence that a student understands this concept are at the evidence outcome level, such as evidence outcome (c) Use time series plots (line graphs) to analyze the trend of a set of data over time
For the math crosswalk, each evidence outcome was coded according to the degree of similarity with the CSAP assessment framework objectives:
Green indicates no significant content difference between the evidence outcome and the grade level CSAP assessment objective(s).
Yellow indicates that there is a difference in some of the content in the evidence outcome and the grade level CSAP assessment objective(s).
Red indicates that the evidence outcome represents new content at the grade level.
Preschool through second grade evidence outcomes were not coded for two reasons:
There is no assessment framework for these grades.
The contrast between the broad expectations in the previous grade band standards (K-4) and the specificity of the grade level expectations in the revised standards is so great that color coding would provide little value. Instead, districts are encouraged to use the District Notes and Implications columns of the document to compare their K-2 expectations.
In the referent column, CSAP assessment framework objectives that correspond with the revised evidence outcome are provided as well as notes on key differences.
Color Coded Crosswalks
Arranged by Grade (Updated December 2010)
Please also learn more about the Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) expectations embedded in Mathematics and Social Studies by visiting the PFL page.
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