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Instructional Strategies; Subject Matter Projects   

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The project advisory board of each statewide subject matter project shall use the following criteria in recommending funding for local project sites:

(a) The proposed site is designed to provide support to teachers to develop and enhance the content knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to implement State Board of Education standards adopted pursuant to Sections 60605 and 60605.8 and any subsequently adopted standards.

(b) The proposed site allocates a minimum of 75 percent of program slots to teachers from schools achieving scores on the state tests administered pursuant to Section 60605, or any successor state assessment system, that rank the school in the bottom 40 percent of all California schools or have pupil dropout rates that exceed the statewide average.

(c) The proposed site develops formal partnerships with high-priority schools that achieve scores on the state tests administered pursuant to Section 60605, or any successor state assessment system, that rank the school in the bottom 40 percent of all California schools or have pupil dropout rates that exceed the statewide average.

(d) The proposed site maintains evaluation data as required by subdivision (c) of Section 99200.

(e) The proposed site gives attention to instructional strategies that make use of educational technology to support the instructional program.

(f) The proposed site involves various levels and segments of education in a cooperative approach.

(g) Participating school districts, colleges, and universities provide financial and personnel support for the proposed site.

(h) The proposed site uses participants as professional development providers in school districts, colleges, and universities.

(i) The proposed site provides continuing professional development to project participants.

(j) The proposed site addresses the need to integrate existing standards of competence in the subject matter into the curriculum at the grade level taught by each participating teacher.

(k) The proposed site contributes to the effectiveness of school and district development plans and coordinates with existing agencies or entities, such as the resource agency or consortia established pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 44680) of Chapter 3.1 of Part 25.

( l ) Neighboring institutions have worked collaboratively to develop a proposal that clearly indicates their intention to continue to work cooperatively throughout the duration of the local project.

(m) For purposes of recommending funding for local project sites that serve middle or high school teachers, the project advisory board shall give special consideration to sites that utilize or are preparing to utilize instructional strategies to deliver career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 632, Sec. 6.)