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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 14. MISCELLANEOUS [99000 - 101149.5]

  ( Division 14 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 65. MISCELLANEOUS [99000 - 99301]

  ( Part 65 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 5. Instructional Strategies [99200 - 99227]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1362, Sec. 17. )

ARTICLE 1. Subject Matter Projects [99200 - 99204]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1362, Sec. 17. )

99200.
  

(a) With funds appropriated therefor, and with the approval of the Concurrence Committee, the Regents of the University of California are requested to establish and maintain cooperative endeavors designed to accomplish the following:

(1) Develop and enhance teachers’ subject matter and content knowledge in the subject matter areas specified in Section 99201.

(2) Develop and enhance teachers’ instructional strategies to improve pupil learning and academic performance as measured against State Board of Education standards adopted pursuant to Sections 60605 and 60605.8 and, where applicable, to standards adopted pursuant to Section 60811 and any subsequently adopted standards.

(3) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for working with English learners.

(4) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for delivering career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content in a manner that is linked to high priority industry sectors identified in the California career technical education model curriculum standards as adopted by the State Board of Education. The Concurrence Committee, in consultation with the appropriate state entities, industry leaders, representatives of organized labor, educators, and other parties, shall determine the priority of industry sectors.

(5) Provide teachers with access to and opportunity to examine current research that is demonstrably linked to improved pupil learning and achievement as measured by performance levels on state tests administered pursuant to Section 60605, or any successor assessment system, or on English language development assessments developed, pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60810) of Part 33 of Division 4 of Title 2, or any successor assessments, for English language learners.

(6) Maintain subject-specific professional communities that create and encourage ongoing opportunities for teacher collaboration, learning, and research.

(7) Develop and deploy as teacher leaders, teachers with demonstrated levels of expertise in the classroom and certifiable levels of content knowledge.

(8) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for ongoing collaboration on the delivery of career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content.

(b) The duties of the Concurrence Committee shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Ensuring that the statewide and local subject matter projects comply with requirements of this chapter.

(2) Developing rules and regulations for the statewide subject matter projects.

(3) On or before January 1, 2016, providing a report on the subject matter projects to the Governor and to appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following information, compiled for a four-year period:

(A) The number, and level of experience, of participants in each subject matter project.

(B) The total amount of funds expended, on an annual basis, for each subject matter project.

(C) An explanation of the type of professional development activities offered pursuant to each subject matter project, including the extent to which teachers were provided professional development focused on delivering career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content.

(D) A list of the name and location of each school affiliated with a subject matter project.

(c) Grants to establish local sites of statewide subject matter projects shall be available to institutions of higher education, county offices of education and school districts, or any combination thereof, with a subject matter proposal approved pursuant to this article. Once established, each subject matter project shall be administered by the University of California in cooperation with the Concurrence Committee. Local sites of statewide subject matter projects shall be distributed throughout the state so that elementary, secondary, and postsecondary school personnel located in rural, urban, and suburban areas may avail themselves of subject matter projects.

(d) The Concurrence Committee shall be composed of individuals who are affiliated with leadership, management, or instruction in education or education policy entities, including educational expertise on instructional strategies for English learners and academic language acquisition. They shall be selected as follows:

(1) One representative selected by the Regents of the University of California.

(2) One representative selected by the Board of Trustees of the California State University.

(3) One representative selected by the State Board of Education, who has significant experience with direct classroom instruction.

(4) One representative selected by the Governor.

(5) One representative selected by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(6) One representative selected by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(7) One representative selected by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission.

(8) One representative of the California Community Colleges selected by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

(9) One representative of an independent postsecondary institution selected by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.

(e) (1) The requirement for submitting a report pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) shall be in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 632, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2012. Operative January 1, 2012, pursuant to earlier satisfaction of condition in Sec. 8 of Ch. 632.)

99200.5.
  

The statewide subject matter projects shall accomplish all of the following goals:

(a) Create opportunities for researchers, higher education faculty, and elementary and secondary school faculty to work together to accomplish all of the following:

(1) Identify exemplary teaching practices.

(2) Examine and develop research on learning, knowledge, and educational materials.

(3) Provide support to teachers to develop and enhance the content knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to implement State Board of Education standards or curriculum frameworks adopted pursuant to Sections 51226, 60605, 60605.1, 60605.2, 60605.3, and 60605.8 and any subsequently adopted standards or curriculum frameworks.

(4) In partnership with the University of California Curriculum Integration Institute or other appropriate entities, provide teachers with support in the implementation of career-oriented, integrated academic and technical courses that meet course requirements for admission to the University of California and the California State University, and align with high-priority industry sectors as determined pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 99200.

(b) Collect the necessary data to perform the evaluation required by subdivision (c) of Section 99200.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 632, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012. Operative January 1, 2012, pursuant to earlier satisfaction of condition in Sec. 8 of Ch. 632.)

99201.
  

The following subject matter projects shall be authorized pursuant to this chapter:

(a) The California Writing Project.

(b) The California Reading and Literature Project.

(c) The California Mathematics Project.

(d) The California Science Project.

(e) The California History-Social Science Project.

(f) The World History and International Studies Project.

(g) The California Physical Education-Health Project.

(h) The California Arts Project.

(i) The California World Language Project.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 632, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2012.)

99201.5.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall preclude the University of California from establishing other subject matter projects in subject areas not specified in Section 99201. However, no funds allocated in the annual Budget Act for the purposes of this chapter shall be used for subject matter projects in subject areas not specified in Section 99201.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 333, Sec. 5. Effective August 21, 1998.)

99202.
  

(a) Within each subject matter project, a project advisory board shall be established to do all of the following:

(1) Set guidelines for project sites.

(2) Review and recommend site proposals for funding.

(3) Monitor project activities to ensure that they adequately reflect the priorities of the project and that projects comply with the requirements of this chapter.

(4) Perform other duties as determined by the Concurrence Committee rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 99200.

(b) The composition of each advisory board shall be as follows:

(1) One representative selected by the President of the University of California, who is a member of the faculty in the discipline addressed by the project.

(2) One representative selected by the Chancellor of the California State University, who is a member of the faculty in the discipline addressed by the project.

(3) One representative selected by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, who is a classroom teacher in the subject areas addressed by the project.

(4) One representative of the State Board of Education, who is a classroom teacher in the subject areas addressed by the subject.

(5) One representative selected by the Governor.

(6) One representative selected by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(7) One representative of the statewide professional organization of teachers in the subject matter addressed by the project, to be selected by the president of that organization. If there is more than one statewide professional organization of teachers in that subject area, the members of the advisory board may choose which organization shall select the representative and may choose to include a representative of one or more of the other organizations as nonvoting members of the advisory board.

(8) One representative of the California Community Colleges selected by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, who is a faculty member in the subject matter area addressed by the project.

(9) One representative of an independent postsecondary institution selected by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, who is a member of the faculty in the discipline addressed by the project.

(10) One representative who is from an industry sector that principally utilizes the discipline addressed by the project and who is selected by the advisory board.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 632, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2012. Operative January 1, 2012, pursuant to earlier satisfaction of condition in Sec. 8 of Ch. 632.)

99203.
  

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. Effective January 1, 2012. Operative January 1, 2012, pursuant to earlier satisfaction of condition in Sec. 8 of Ch. 632.)

99204.
  

This chapter shall be operative, and shall apply to the University of California, only for such times as the Legislature has appropriated funds therefor and the Regents of the University of California have accepted the funds. No provision of this chapter shall apply to the University of California unless the Regents of the University of California, by resolution, makes that provision applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1362, Sec. 17.)

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