The College Readiness Standards in Math (CRS) were commissioned to define the core knowledge and skills expected of students in college entry-level mathematics courses and courses with quantitative components, providing information and support needed for success in the transition from secondary to postsecondary education.The 2010 updated version of the Standards is now in print and available to order in small quantities. This version has been refreshed and includes new information on statewide local/regional Phase II efforts that implement the standards in many innovative ways.
Taking personal responsibility for learning, a willingness to persevere in the face of time-consuming or complex tasks, attending to detail, curiosity, and being able to contribute to and benefit from group problem-solving are all essential to the successful completion of any math problem or course. Students begin developing these attributes early on in school, but often at varying levels of skill.
The Washington State Math Placement Initiative, with sponsorship by the Transition Math Project, evaluates the role of math placement tests for students making the transition from high school to college, compares and articulates the differences in test formats and purposes, identifies the challenges with placement and diagnostic testing, and gathers and presents for a wide audience examples of relevant work underway in Washington and around the country.
On July 1, 2007, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) was awarded a two-year $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for the Arts/Math Integration Program. Drawing on its experience managing the Transition Math Project (TMP) – a cross-sector, public/private venture funded by the State Legislature and the Gates Foundation – the SBCTC solicited, reviewed and selected two proposals from teams that demonstrated the local support, content expertise and most promise for sustainability.
The College Readiness Standards define the core knowledge and skills expected of students entering college-level mathematics courses and courses with quantitative components. In addition, they provide the information and support students need for a successful transition from secondary to postsecondary education in math. The Standards Crosswalks were developed to cross-navigate between the TMP College Readiness Standards (CRS) and the ADP mathematics benchmark. This section uses Accordion panels which are a set of collapsible panels that can store large amounts of content in a compact space. Information can be easily revealed or hidden in the accordion by clicking the header bar of the panel.