Virginia LEARNS – Bridging Mathematics: Learning Across the K-8 Grade Levels (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Virginia LEARNS - Leading, Engaging, Assessing, Recovering, Nurturing & Succeeding contains a wealth of resources for teachers.
Mathematics Bridging Standards documents can be used in conjunction with the Tracking Logs (above) as a support in the identification of content that can be connected when planning instruction and promoting deeper student understanding. Standards are considered a bridge when they:
Function as a bridge to which other content within the grade level/course is connected;
Serve as prerequisite knowledge for content to be addressed in future grade levels/courses; or
Possess endurance beyond a single unit of instruction within a grade level/course.
Students with disabilities may encounter learning loss as a result of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to address their individualized needs, it will be detrimental for educators to ascertain students’ current levels of performance using only one assessment to determine recovery from educational gaps in learning or loss of skills. This guidance is designed for educators to examine and reconsider the academic, behavioral, and functional needs of students with disabilities as Virginia public
schools and other settings reopen.
This is the complete Virginia LEARNS document.
The recommendations in this document address strategies to prevent further expanding of currently existing learning gaps among our students. At the same time, this document discusses the importance of supporting the social and emotional needs of students first.