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Chapter 11. Special Programs Subchapter 21. Mathematics And Reading Professional Development Program   

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(a) Each training curriculum for training related to the initial forty hours of instruction described in Education Code section 99237 shall undergo a formal review process before being approved by the SBE. The review shall be based on Education Code section 99237, subdivisions (a)(2), (a)(4), and (b), California Code of Regulations, title 5, section 11984, and subdivision (c) of this section.

(b)The formal review process shall include a review panel consisting of two or more reviewers designated by the SBE and acting under its direction. To be a qualified reviewer, a reviewer shall have knowledge of information related to mathematics or reading, as applicable, including:

(1) Academic content standards;

(2) Curriculum frameworks;

(3) Instructional and teaching strategies included in the SBE adopted and standards-aligned core and ancillary instructional materials;

(4) Current and confirmed scientific research; and

(5) Linkage between curriculum and assessment with the use of standardized tests, curriculum-embedded assessments, the STAR system, the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), and CAHSEE for diagnostic information related to all pupils.

(c) The review panel shall review each training curriculum submission for its ability to produce the following learning outcomes for participants:

(1) Knowledge of grade level mathematics standards or English/language arts standards, including the ability to effectively teach such standards;

(2) Knowledge and understanding of how standards are supported through the curriculum frameworks in regard to differentiating instruction through universal access and teaching instructional strategies related to mathematics or reading/language arts;

(3) Knowledge and understanding of current and confirmed scientific research and various technology resources with regard to teaching mathematics or reading/language arts;

(4) Knowledge and understanding of the components of the STAR program and how student results impact and inform instruction;

(5) Familiarity with key reference materials included in the instructional materials;

(6) Knowledge and understanding of the use of daily lesson guides;

(7) Knowledge and understanding of how to teach all key instructional components;

(8) Familiarity with effective use of additional program support materials for all pupils, including but not limited to accelerated and advanced learners, EL pupils and pupils with exceptional needs; and

(9) Knowledge and understanding of how to analyze assessments included in the instructional materials for more effective instruction.

(d) If the review panel determines that the training curriculum meets the requirements referenced in this section based on documented findings, the review panel shall recommend approval of the curriculum to the SBE.

(e) If the review panel determines that the prospective provider's curriculum does not meet the requirements of this section based on documented findings, the review panel shall confer with the prospective provider to correct deficiencies for resubmission. The review panel shall confer with the prospective provider on as many occasions as the review panel deems productive. Thereafter, if the prospective provider's curriculum is deemed to meet the requirements of this section based on documented findings, the review panel shall recommend to the SBE that the prospective provider's curriculum be approved.

(f) In addition to any other lawful consideration, the SBE may base its approval or disapproval of a training curriculum upon any of the items referenced in this section or the recommendation of the review panel.

Authority cited

Education Code.99236

Reference:

Education Code 99237

(Amended Register 2007, No. 47)