Wrong for Our State
Statewide Fiscal impact of providing two separate pathways:
- Maintaining two approaches would require two different summative EOC assessments. This could cost millions of additional dollars in test item development, field testing and standard setting.
- Dual sets of professional development support to build teacher and district capacity to improve student outcomes would need to be supported statewide.
- NCVPS would have to take down the Math 1, 2, and 3 courses. We do not have Algebra 1 ,2 and Geometry anymore since they were removed in 2011. Building the new courses would cost about $22,500 each and takes about 6 months to build.
- This would have a significant impact on Halifax County schools as a result of Judge Manning's requirement that this district enroll with NCVPS for any high school course they cannot staff. For the 2015-2016 school year, NCVPS enrolled 520 students in NCVPS math courses across the two high schools. This also impacts other small and rural districts that struggle to hire math teachers and enroll with NCVPS instead.
- In addition, NCVPS will also have to remove the Occupational Course of Study (OCS) Math courses. This could impact student's IEPs and delivery of service. For the 2015-2016 school year, 1485 students in 69 districts and many charter schools were enrolled in OCS Math 1.
- Removing these courses also impacts high achieving middle school students who take these math courses. Most middle schools do not have a certified math teacher to teach these students.