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e Evolution of Mathematics K-20: Integration by Design for Workforce Readiness Successful achievement in mathematics as an indicator of academic achievement through high school and college are well-documented. To ensure that all students have the opportunity to successfully navigate the K-12 and post- secondary mathematics curriculum, rethinking the alignment of the system is pivotal. The mathematics continuum has been closely examined over the past decade. There is a need to integrate the curriculum, instruction, and assessment between K-12 and higher education to provide a smooth transition for students that supports their learning. The author recommends solutions and action steps for how to better support and articulate a program of studies for students entering the community college system in remedial classes, so as not to delay their progress in earning a degree. Dr. Patrick Murphy Patrick K. Murphy, Ed.D. is Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, Virginia Email: Patrick.Murphy@apsva.us Twitter: @Suptpkm Tomorrow's mathematical landscape must be created to provide all students and adults with opportunities to make career choices designed around pathways that lead to successful post- secondary completion. vascd.org Virginia Educational Leadership Vol. 13 2016 16

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