College Mathematics Readiness Standards
In 2005, the College Mathematics Readiness Standards [CRS] was published. It was the product of a collaboration Washington mathematics educators from many levels, statewide educational corporations, and local business leaders. It contains process and content strands as well as a list of student attributes. Students who exhibit these attributes, can demonstrate the process strands, and understand the content strands will be highly prepared for their college math courses!!
Local higher education institutions are currently digesting the information contained in the CRS. Unlike K-12 school districts, this is not a mandate of curriculum. However, it is not being discarded!! For example:
SFCC is referencing the CRS as they are contemplating their developmental mathematics curriculum.
EWU has been at the forefront of the CRS, including participating at a high level in their development.
SCC recently [spring 2007] revised their Basic Algebra course outline. Although the CRS was not used as the base, it was constantly consulted!