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

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Training curriculum for training related to the initial forty hours of instruction described in Education Code section 99237 shall be based on the criteria contained in Education Code section 99237, subdivisions (a) and (b), and the requirements of this section. The owner of the training curriculum shall submit its curriculum to SBE or its designee for approval by the SBE and include the following:

(a) Instructional strategies designed to help all pupils gain mastery of the California academic content standards, with special emphasis on EL pupils and pupils with exceptional needs;

(b) A thorough review of the curriculum framework and academic content standards related to teaching mathematics or reading/language arts;

(c) Current and confirmed scientific research findings related to the instructional practices for mathematics or reading/language arts;

(d) Readings and discussions of other pertinent materials which address the value of the diagnostic nature of standardized tests, the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system, and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE); and

(e) A thorough review of the adopted standards-based instructional materials program, which emphasizes the following:

(1) The material that is taught during the first six to eight weeks of instruction; and

(2) Instructional strategies that use the universal access and English language development (ELD) components of the program so that teachers will know and understand when and how to use them according to the instructional needs of all students.

Authority cited:

Education Code 99236

Reference: Section,

Education Code 99237

(Amended Register 2007, No. 47)