Do I need to keep track of progress on Program Goals?
Program Goals are the threads that weave the content together across grade levels and form the skeleton of the curriculum. The Program Goals are further refined through the Grade-Level Goals. Everyday Mathematics provides a variety of tools you can use to assess student progress on the Grade-Level Goals throughout the year. Because every Grade-Level Goal is related to a Program Goal, you are gathering information at this less-specific level as well. This allows great flexibility in reporting to parents. Depending on how your district requires you to aggregate data, you can look broadly at content strands, more closely at Program Goals, or specifically at Grade-Level Goals using the suggested assessments in Everyday Mathematics.