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Math Recovery Specialist

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 School Year! 

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! The math department at both campuses did a wonderful job with improving math teaching and learning. We are making great gains in math, and the plan is to continue the upward trend. The goal is to make Jasper County School District a premier school district within the state of South Carolina.
Below are a list of highlights from the 2021 - 2022 school year as well as the priorities for the 2022 - 2023 school year. 
K - 12 Math Expectations and Non-Negotiables 

All teachers who teach mathematics in Jasper County School District are expected to adhere to the expectations for all teachers as well as the expectations for their grade level listed below in the graphic organizer. This list was created using the district’s instructional non-negotiables as well as input from teachers from each grade level.

  1. Teach the SC College and Career Ready Mathematics Standards with fidelity.
  2. Use the Math Process Standards to teach the content standards
  3. Use the district’s curriculum and pacing guide
  4. Use the Instructional Delivery Framework to plan engaging, rigorous lessons to include the following components:
    • Do Now
    • Standards and Objectives
    • Agenda
    • Hook
    • Mini Lesson ("I do")
    • Guided Instruction ("We do")
    • Independent Practice ("You do")
      • Differentiation Strategies 
      • Small Group Instruction 
      • Rotation/Learning Stations 
    • Closure
  5. Use common assessments and the data from common assessments to drive instruction
  6. Use the academic intervention programs based on the tiers in the MTSS plan
  7. Teach the math vocabulary and use the math language related to the content standards and require all students to use the math language and vocabulary
  8. Designate an area in your classroom for word walls and accessibility to instructional materials for student use
  9. Organize and strategically plan small group instruction and differentiation
  10. Collaboratively plan vertically and horizontally to ensure a smooth progression
  11. Research best practices and utilize the strategies to ensure a quality, rigorous, engaging teaching and learning process
  12. Attend and actively engage in math professional development and PLCs conducted by the school and district-level staff
  13. Work collaboratively with school-based curriculum coaches
The goal of the Math Recovery Specialist is to improve the math instruction and student performance on district and state assessments in JCSD's schools by providing quality, effective, and researched-based instructional coaching services.
Phase 1: Steps to Success (2021 - 2022 School Year)
  • Disaggregate school and district data and view each school's improvement plan to determine individual school's needs. 
  • Meet with all stakeholders to share the math recovery plan throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year. 
  • Observe math teachers and provide feedback throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year and develop individual plans for teachers who fall in each tier.
  • Recommendations and support plans are provided to the administration.
  • Provide math instructional coaching services based on the schools' and teachers' needs throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year. 
Math Professional Learning Opportunities for the 2021 - 2022 School Year 
The professional learning opportunities (PLOs) for the 2021 - 2022 school year are listed in the table below. The PLOs offered to all math teachers are highlighted in yellow, and the remaining PLOs are for Curriculum Facilitators and/or Assistant Principals of Instruction. Additional PLOs may be added throughout the school year. 
Math Professional Learning Opportunities
JCSD Curriculum and Pacing Guides for Teachers
Family-Friendly Math Standards (Click the Buttons) 
Math Resources and Information
Math Process Standards 
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them 
2. Reason both contextually and abstractly 
3. Use critical thinking skills to justify mathematical reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
4. Connect mathematical ideas and real-world situations through modeling 
5. Use a variety of mathematical tools effectively and strategically
6. Communicate mathematically and approach mathematical situations with precision 
7. Identify and utilize structure and patterns