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Training for Teachers of Mathematics   

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(a) The State Board of Education, shall develop a list of contract providers of in-service training in mathematics instruction that have been approved by the board pursuant to this section.

(b) The State Department of Education shall provide staff support to the State Board of Education in carrying out its responsibilities pursuant to this section.

(c) Any person, or public, private, or private nonprofit entity, that seeks to appear on the list of providers of in-service training in mathematics shall submit an application to the State Board of Education that includes the curricula of the program that will provide the training described in all components of subdivision (e) of Section 44721, in the time and manner required by the board. The State Board of Education may contract out for specific additional assistance in the evaluation of applications. The State Board of Education shall state the reasons for its approval of any application received pursuant to this subdivision and any decision of the board shall be based exclusively on the criteria established pursuant to subdivision (d).

(d) The State Board of Education shall establish criteria for the evaluation of providers of in-service training in mathematics instruction that meet the requirements of subdivision (e) of Section 44721 and that include in their training program a procedure for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training on teacher knowledge, skills, and abilities.

(e) The State Board of Education shall maintain, update regularly, and make available to school districts through print and electronic media a list of providers of in-service training in mathematics instruction that have been approved by the board pursuant to this section.

(f) The State Board of Education may study the effectiveness of any program of in-service training provided pursuant to this chapter.

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

Reference:

Education Code 44721