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Training for Teachers of Mathematics   

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As a condition for receiving funds pursuant to this chapter, a school district or county superintendent of schools shall certify to the State Department of Education all of the following:

(a) That funds received pursuant to this chapter are to be expended only for the purpose of providing in-service training in mathematics instruction to teachers who provide direct instructional services in mathematics to pupils enrolled in any of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, and to schoolsite administrators of those teachers.

(b) To the extent feasible with available funds, that all the teachers in the school district who provide direct instructional services in mathematics to pupils enrolled in grades 4 to 12, inclusive, have received, or will receive, the training provided pursuant to this chapter.

(c) That funds received pursuant to this chapter that are to be expended for contract providers of in-service training will be expended only for providers approved pursuant to Section 44722.

(d) That funds received pursuant to this chapter that are to be expended for training provided by a school district's or county superintendent of schools' own current employees will include all of the elements listed in subdivision (e).

(e) That funds received pursuant to this chapter shall be expended only for the purpose of providing programs of in-service training in mathematics instruction that address all of the following subjects:

(1) The mathematics content standards adopted by the State Board of Education in 1997.

(2) In-depth understanding of the mathematics underlying the adopted content standards for pupils in kindergarten and in grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

(3) The curriculum framework and program advisories, if any, that are based on the mathematics content standards adopted by the State Board of Education in 1997.

(4) The mathematics performance standards, if and when they are adopted by the State Board of Education, related to adopted mathematics content standards.

(5) The assessments, if and when they are adopted by the State Board of Education, that are aligned with mathematics content standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605.

(6) Replicated research on how mathematical skills are acquired.

(7) Replicated research on methods of teaching mathematics that produce measurable growth on a validated assessment of at least one grade level during a school year of instruction.

(f) That funds received pursuant to this chapter are to be expended only for programs of in-service training that do not cause a reduction in pupil instructional time.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 315, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

Education Code 44722

Education Code 60605