For more than a quarter century the The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative has partnered with school districts, providing a broad spectrum of professional development support from kindergarten through grade 12. Participating districts receive year-round professional learning, a formative and summative performance assessment system, funding to support district mathematics coaching, and a network including meetings and workshops with mathematics teachers, leaders and administrators. Materials available from SVMI include tasks and assessments at all grade levels, resources for math talks and re-engagement, and support for lesson study.
SVMI has been a long-term partner of the TRU project, the MAP project, and their antecedents. Many of the Formative Assessment lessons were field tested in SVMI-affiliated classrooms. SVMI was an “early adopter” of the TRU Framework, contributing immeasurably to its refinement. For more detail, see https://svmimac.org/.
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