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Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program   

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(a) As a condition of receipt of funds for purposes of Section 99234 or 99235, a local educational agency shall submit a certified assurance signed by the appropriate agency official and approved in a public session by the governing body of the agency to the state board that contains its proposal to satisfy the following:

(1) It contracted with a provider whose training curriculum was based upon one of the training models outlined in guidelines and criteria for approval of training providers established by the state board, and was approved by the state board, or the training curriculum of the local educational agency was based upon one of the training models outlined in guidelines and criteria for approval of training providers established by the state board and approved by the state board. Approval by the state board of the training curriculum shall be based on the criteria contained in paragraph (4) and in subdivision (b).

(2) It or the provider with whom it contracted provided professional development training focused primarily on the following:

(A) The mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(B) The curriculum frameworks adopted by the state board for mathematics and English language arts.

(C) The use of instructional materials that will be used by pupils and are aligned to the mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(D) The training shall include instructional strategies designed to help all pupils gain mastery of the California academic content standards with special emphasis on English language learners and pupils with exceptional needs.

(3) (A) It provides each pupil with instructional materials that are aligned to the state content standards in mathematics and English language arts no later than the first day of the first school term that commences 12 months or less after those materials are adopted by the state board in the case of instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or by the governing board of the school district in the case of instructional materials for grades 9 to 12, inclusive.

(B) For local educational agencies that are piloting or evaluating instructional materials that are aligned to the state content standards in mathematics and English language arts, those materials shall be provided to each pupil no later than the first day of the first school term that commences 24 months or less after those materials were adopted by the state board in the case of instructional materials for grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or by the governing board of the school district in the case of instructional materials for grades 9 to 12, inclusive.

(C) If a local educational agency has not adopted instructional materials as required by subparagraph (A) for one or more grade levels because it is piloting or evaluating those instructional materials, the local educational agency may only claim funding pursuant to Section 99234 for grade levels and subjects where the local educational agency is in compliance with subparagraphs (A) and (B).

(D) For each teacher, in each core area for which funding is claimed pursuant to this article and for which there are not standards-aligned textbooks for each pupil, as determined through an audit, the Superintendent, on a one-time basis, shall adjust the next principal apportionment to withhold from the local educational agency an amount equal to one hundred dollars ($100) for each of those pupils. The funds withheld are deemed to be an offset against the training funds provided pursuant to this article.

(4) It provides in-house professional development that focuses primarily on the following:

(A) The mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(B) The curriculum frameworks adopted by the state board for mathematics and English language arts.

(C) The use of instructional materials that will be used by pupils and are aligned to the mathematics or English language arts content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(D) The training shall include instructional strategies designed to help all pupils gain mastery of the California academic content standards, with special emphasis on English language learners and pupils with exceptional needs.

(5) It provides the data elements required pursuant to Section 99240.

(b) As an additional condition of receipt of funds for purposes of Section 99234, a local educational agency shall certify that:

(1) Forty hours of professional development based on the statewide academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605, the Mathematics and Reading/English Language Arts frameworks adopted by the state board, and instructional materials adopted by the state board or standards-aligned instructional materials and 80 hours of followup instruction, coaching, or additional schoolsite assistance, in mathematics or reading, based upon the individual school needs, as appropriate, was provided to teachers who meet the criteria specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 99233.

(2) Forty hours of reading or English language arts professional development that includes strategies to help all pupils gain mastery of the California content standards and based on the statewide academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605, the Reading/English Language Arts framework adopted by the state board, and instructional materials adopted by the state board or standards-aligned instructional materials, and 80 hours of followup instruction, coaching, or additional schoolsite assistance, based upon the individual teacher or school needs, was provided to teachers who meet the criteria specified in paragraphs (3) and (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 99233.

(3) Forty hours of professional development in mathematics based on the statewide academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605, the Mathematics framework adopted by the state board, instructional strategies designed to help all pupils gain mastery of the California academic content standards, and instructional materials adopted by the state board or standards-aligned instructional materials, and 80 hours of followup instruction, coaching, or additional schoolsite assistance, based upon the individual teacher or school needs, was provided to teachers who meet the criteria specified in paragraphs (5) and (6) of subdivision (a) of Section 99233.

(c) If, as the result of a program audit, it is found that the participating local educational agency served fewer participants than it was funded to serve, the Superintendent shall adjust the next principal apportionment to withhold from the local educational agency an amount proportional to the amount of funding associated with the number of teachers that were not served.

(d) If, as the result of a program audit, it is found that the training provided by the local educational agency or the provider with whom it contracted did not meet the requirements of paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), the Superintendent shall withhold from the next monthly principal apportionment payment to the local educational agency an amount equal to the amount of funding associated with the training that was not aligned to state standards and curriculum frameworks.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that audits referenced in subdivisions (c) and (d) be conducted as part of a compliance audit performed in accordance with Sections 14503, 14508, and 41020.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 730, Sec. 40.)

Reference:

Education Code 14503

Education Code 14508

Education Code 41020

Education Code 60605

Education Code 99233

Education Code 99234

Education Code 99235

Education Code 99240