Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program
(a) As an option for fulfilling up to 50 percent of the 80 hours of followup training required pursuant to Section 99237, eligible elementary and secondary teachers may participate in 40 hours of instruction in areas including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Data analysis.
(2) Alignment of assessment and instruction.
(3) Implication of data analysis and its effect on increasing pupil achievement.
(4) Impact on pupil success through diagnostic teaching.
(5) Differentiating instruction through pacing and complexity.
(6) Grouping as an aid to instruction.
(7) Statewide and local data management systems.
(b) In order to be eligible to participate in the training described pursuant to this section, a teacher shall have completed 40 hours of professional development training pursuant to Section 99237.
(c) If a local educational agency chooses to offer the option provided for in subdivision (a), the local educational agency shall contract with a training provider that is approved by the state board and whose training curriculum meets the criteria established by the state board and is based on the areas listed in paragraphs (1) to (7), inclusive, of subdivision (a).
(d) The Superintendent may appoint an advisory committee to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the training provided pursuant to this section. If an advisory committee is established, the majority of the committee shall be made up of professionals with expertise in data analysis, the implications regarding management of universal access, providing instruction to pupils while teaching the academic content standards and English language development standards, and experience in using data analysis to increase pupil academic achievement.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 239, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 99237