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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 2. California Professional Development Institutes [99220 - 99227]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 77, Sec. 4. )

99220.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to jointly develop with the Trustees of California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the California Reading Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) (1) In June 1999, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 6,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in reading to pupils in kindergarten or in grade 1, 2, or 3, or who supervise beginning teachers of reading. Commencing in July 2000, the institutes shall provide instruction for an additional 14,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in reading to pupils, including special education pupils, in prekindergarten, kindergarten or in grade 1, 2, or 3, or supervise beginning teachers of reading. Of the 14,000 new positions, at least 2,000 shall be reserved for prekindergarten teachers who teach in state preschool programs located in the attendance area of high-priority schools in order to link prekindergarten literacy development and reading readiness to the state’s reading goals for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive. If there are not enough applicants to fill the 2,000 positions, the remaining positions may be filled by teachers of pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

(2) Ongoing support for second-year participants shall include a second-year institute focusing on the use of instructional materials, leveraging of school district resources, and the development of teacher leadership within the school district to improve pupil achievement in reading.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. These school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator, with the majority of the team composed of beginning teachers.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ reading scores are at or below the 40th percentile on the reading portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640.

(B) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(C) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(D) Schools with a full complement of team members as outlined above.

(E) School teams committed to participate in the Elementary School Intensive Reading Program established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 53025) of Chapter 16 of Part 28 for a minimum of three years.

(F) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of reading in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive reading instruction program that is research-based, as described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259, and shall include all of the following components:

(A) The study of organized, systematic, explicit skills including phonemic awareness, direct, systematic explicit phonics, and decoding skills.

(B) A strong literature, language and comprehension component with a balance of oral and written language.

(C) Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(D) Early intervention techniques.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum framework on reading/language arts adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) (1) Each participant who satisfactorily completes an institute authorized by this section shall receive a stipend, commensurate with the duration of the institute, of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), as determined by the University of California.

(2) A participant in an institute authorized by this section who satisfactorily completes additional institute activities or leadership and mentoring responsibilities in his or her school in subsequent years in accordance with institute guidelines shall receive a stipend, commensurate with the participant’s responsibilities, of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) and not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), as determined by the University of California. It is the intent of the Legislature that stipends paid to participants under this paragraph average approximately one thousand dollars ($1,000) per stipend recipient per year.

(e) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered through multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state or in a regionally accredited program offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall be required to accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through state-approved instructor-led, interactive online courses. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 120 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course, and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than 80 additional hours nor more than 120 additional hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in reading.

(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of reading course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes a California Reading Professional Development Institute program if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting reading preparation standards.

(g) This section does not prohibit a participant from attending an institute authorized by this section in more than one academic year.

(h) “Beginning teachers,” for purposes of this article, are teachers with three or fewer years of teaching experience.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 91, Sec. 35. Effective January 1, 2004.)

99221.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to develop jointly with the Trustees of the California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the High School English Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) In July 2000, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 12,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in reading and writing to California public high school pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, or supervise beginning teachers of high school reading and writing.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. These school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ scores on the English language arts portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640 are at or below the 40th percentile.

(B) Teams composed of a large percentage of the members of their schools’ English departments, which may include the chair of that department.

(C) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(D) Teams of teachers from various departments within a school.

(E) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(F) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (E) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of reading and writing in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive reading and writing instruction program that is research-based, as described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum frameworks on reading/language arts for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered through multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state or in a regionally accredited program offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall be required to accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through state-approved instructor-led, interactive online courses. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 120 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than 80 additional hours nor more than 120 additional hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in English language arts.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of English language arts requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes a High School English Professional Development Institute if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting English language arts standards.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2002.)

99221.5.
  

(a) The Regents of the University of California are requested to authorize the President of the University of California or his or her designee to jointly develop English Language Development Professional Institutes with the Chancellor of the California State University, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the independent colleges and universities, and the Superintendent, or their designees. In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered at sites widely distributed throughout the state, which shall include programs offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses, in accordance with existing state law. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through existing state-approved online instructor-led courses, programs, or both. The California subject matter projects, an intersegmental, discipline-based professional development network administered by the University of California, is requested to be the organizing entity for the institutes and followup programs.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each school participating in the program established pursuant to this section. The institutes may provide instruction for school teams serving English language learners in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. A school team shall include teachers who do not hold crosscultural or bilingual-crosscultural certificates or their equivalents, teachers who hold those certificates or their equivalents, and a schoolsite administrator. The majority of the team shall be teachers who do not hold those crosscultural certificates or their equivalents. If the participating school team employs instructional assistants who provide instructional services to English language learners, the team may include these instructional assistants.

(2) Commencing in July 2000, the English Language Professional Development Institutes shall provide instruction to an additional 10,000 participants. These participants shall be in addition to the 5,000 participants authorized as of January 1, 2000. Commencing July 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, the number of participants receiving instruction through the English Language Development Professional Institutes shall be specified in the annual Budget Act.

(3) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ reading scores are at or below the 40th percentile on the English language arts portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640.

(B) Schools in which a high percentage of pupils score below grade level on the English language development assessment authorized by Section 60810, when it is developed.

(C) Schools with a high number of new, underprepared, and noncredentialed teachers. Underprepared teachers shall be defined as teachers who do not possess a crosscultural or bilingual-crosscultural certificate, or their equivalents.

(D) Schools in which the enrollment of English language learners exceeds 25 percent of the total school enrollment.

(E) Schools with a full complement of team members as described in paragraph (1).

(4) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3).

(c) Each team member who satisfactorily completes an institute authorized by this section shall receive a stipend, commensurate with the duration of the institute, of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), as determined by the University of California.

(d) Instruction provided by the institutes shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the English language development standards adopted pursuant to Section 60811.

(e) (1) Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 80 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course and shall be supplemented during the following school year with no fewer than 80 hours nor more than 120 hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of English language learners at that school.

(2) Instruction at the institutes shall be of sufficient scope, depth, and duration to fully equip instructional personnel to offer a comprehensive and rigorous instructional program for English language learners and to assess pupil progress so these pupils can meet the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board. The instruction shall be designed to increase the capacity of teachers and other school personnel to provide and assess standards-based instruction for English language learners.

(3) The instruction shall be multidisciplinary and focus on instruction in disciplines for which the state board has adopted academic content standards. The instruction shall also be research-based and provide effective models of professional development in order to ensure that instructional personnel increase their skills, at a minimum, in all of the following:

(A) Literacy instruction and assessment for diverse pupil populations, including instruction in the teaching of reading that is research-based and consistent with the balanced, comprehensive strategies required under Section 44757.

(B) English language development and second language acquisition strategies.

(C) Specially designed instruction and assessment in English.

(D) Application of appropriate assessment instruments to assess language proficiency and utilization of benchmarks for reclassification of pupils from English language learners to fully English proficient.

(E) Examination of pupil work as a basis for the alignment of standards, instruction, and assessment.

(F) Use of appropriate instructional materials to assist English language learners to attain academic content standards.

(G) Instructional technology and its integration into the school curriculum for English language learners.

(H) Parent involvement and effective practices for building partnerships with parents.

(f) A local educational agency may use its economic impact aid funds for purposes of this section.

(g) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local educational agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of the course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes a California English Language Development Institute program if the program has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting preparation standards.

(h) This section does not prohibit a team member from attending an institute authorized by this section in more than one academic year.

(i) This section shall not apply to the University of California unless and until the Regents of the University of California act, by resolution, to make it applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 77. Effective January 1, 2012.)

99222.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to develop jointly with the Trustees of California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the High School Mathematics Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) In July 2000, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 5,500 participants who either provide direct instruction in mathematics to California public high school pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, or supervise beginning teachers of high school mathematics.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. The school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ scores on the mathematics portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640 are at or below the 40th percentile.

(B) Teams composed of a large percentage of members of their schools’ mathematics departments, which may include the chair of that department.

(C) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(D) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(E) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of mathematics in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive mathematics instruction program that is research-based and shall include all of the following components:

(A) Instruction in topics commonly found in high school mathematics courses, including, but not limited to, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, and calculus, that will enhance the ability of teachers to prepare pupils for the achievement test authorized pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination authorized pursuant to Section 60850 and to prepare pupils for advanced placement and college coursework.

(B) Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(C) Early intervention techniques for pupils experiencing difficulty in mathematics.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum frameworks on mathematics for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered through multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state or in a regionally accredited program offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall be required to accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through state-approved instructor-led, interactive online courses. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 120 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than 80 additional hours nor more than 120 additional hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in mathematics.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of mathematics course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes a High School Mathematics Professional Development Institute if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting mathematics standards.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2002.)

99223.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to jointly develop with the Trustees of the California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the Algebra Academies Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) In July 2000, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 1,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in prealgebra and algebra to pupils in grades 7 and 8, or supervise beginning teachers of algebra.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. These school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ scores on the mathematics portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640 are at or below the 40th percentile.

(B) Teams composed of a large percentage of members of their schools’ mathematics departments, which may include the chair of that department.

(C) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(D) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(E) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools that meet the criteria described in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of prealgebra and algebra in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive mathematics instruction program that is research-based and shall include all of the following components:

(A) Instruction in prealgebra and algebra that will enhance the ability of teachers to prepare pupils for the achievement test authorized pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination authorized pursuant to Section 60850.

(B) Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(C) Early intervention techniques for pupils experiencing difficulty in prealgebra and algebra.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum frameworks on mathematics for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) Each participant who satisfactorily completes an institute authorized by this section shall receive a stipend, commensurate with the duration of the institute, of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), as determined by the University of California.

(e) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered on multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours during the summer or during an intersession break, and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than the equivalent of five additional days of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in prealgebra and algebra.

(f) Teachers attending the institutes authorized by this section shall, as a condition of attendance and subsequent to that attendance, serve as instructors in the program authorized by Chapter 17 (commencing with Section 53081) of Part 28. These teachers shall continue to receive followup professional development during the same time period they are providing instruction. Followup professional development during this time period shall occur outside of instructional time.

(g) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of mathematics course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes an Algebra Academies Professional Development Institute if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting mathematics standards.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

99224.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to develop jointly with the Trustees of the California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the Algebra Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) In July 2000, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 5,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in algebra or the coursework in the two years leading to algebra to pupils enrolled in a public school in grades 6 to 12, inclusive, or supervise beginning teachers of algebra.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. These school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ scores on the mathematics portion of the achievement examination authorized by Section 60640 are at or below the 40th percentile.

(B) Teams composed of a large percentage of members of their schools’ mathematics departments, which may include the chair of that department.

(C) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(D) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(E) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of prealgebra and algebra in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive mathematics instruction program that is research-based, and shall include all of the following components:

(A) Instruction in prealgebra and algebra that will enhance the ability of teachers to prepare pupils for the achievement test authorized pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination authorized pursuant to Section 60850.

(B) Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(C) Intervention techniques for pupils experiencing difficulty in prealgebra and algebra.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum frameworks on mathematics for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered through multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state or in a regionally accredited program offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall be required to accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through state-approved instructor-led, interactive online courses. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 120 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than 80 additional hours nor more than 120 additional hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in prealgebra and algebra.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of mathematics course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes a High School Algebra Professional Development Institute if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting mathematics standards.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2002.)

99225.
  

The Regents of the University of California are requested to develop collaboratively with the Trustees of the California State University, the independent colleges and universities, and the county offices of education, the Elementary Mathematics Professional Development Institutes, to be administered by the university, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California, in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(a) In July 2000, the University of California and its institutes’ partners shall commence instruction for 5,000 participants who either provide direct instruction in elementary mathematics to pupils in grades 4 to 6, inclusive, or supervise beginning teachers of elementary mathematics.

(b) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction for school teams from each participating school. These school teams may include both beginning and experienced teachers and the schoolsite administrator.

(2) Criteria and priority for selection of participating school teams shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(A) Schools whose pupils’ scores on the mathematics portion of the achievement test authorized by Section 60640 are at or below the 40th percentile.

(B) Schools with high poverty levels, as determined by the percentage of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals.

(C) Schools with a high number of beginning and noncredentialed teachers.

(D) Schools that have adopted standards-based materials approved by the State Board of Education.

(3) In any fiscal year, if funding is inadequate to accommodate the participation of all eligible school teams, first priority shall be given to schools meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2).

(c) (1) The institutes shall provide instruction in the teaching of elementary mathematics in a manner consistent with the standard for a comprehensive mathematics instruction program that is research-based, and shall include all of the following components:

(A) Instruction in elementary mathematics that will enhance the ability of teachers to prepare pupils for the achievement test authorized pursuant to Section 60640 and the high school exit examination authorized pursuant to Section 60850.

(B) Instruction that will prepare teachers as mathematics specialists and to become teacher trainers at their schools, assuming more of the responsibility for mathematics instruction.

(C) Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(D) Early and continuing intervention techniques for pupils experiencing difficulty in elementary mathematics.

(2) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall be consistent with state-adopted academic content standards and with the curriculum frameworks on mathematics for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, that are adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3) Instruction provided pursuant to this section shall acquaint teachers with the value in the diagnostic nature of standardized tests.

(d) In order to provide maximum access, the institutes shall be offered through multiple university and college campuses that are widely distributed throughout the state or in a regionally accredited program offered through instructor-led, interactive online courses. In order to maximize access to teachers and administrators who may be precluded from participating in an onsite institute due to geographical, physical, or time constraints, each institute shall be required to accommodate at least 5 percent of the participants through state-approved instructor-led, interactive online courses. Instruction at the institutes shall consist of an intensive, sustained training period of no less than 40 hours nor more than 120 hours during the summer or during an intersession break or an equivalent instructor-led, online course, and shall be supplemented, during the following school year, with no fewer than 40 additional hours nor more than 120 additional hours of instruction and schoolsite meetings, held on at least a monthly basis, to focus on the academic progress of that school’s pupils in elementary mathematics.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local education agency or postsecondary institution that offers an accredited program of professional preparation consider providing partial and proportional credit toward satisfaction of mathematics course requirements to an enrolled candidate who satisfactorily completes an Algebra Professional Development Institute if the institute has been certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting mathematics standards.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2002.)

99225.5.
  

In addition to providing the Legislature with quarterly enrollment and completion reports, the University of California and its partners in administering professional development institutes under this article shall annually contract for an independent evaluation of the professional development institutes authorized by Sections 406, 99220, 99221, 99222, 99224, and 99225. The results of this evaluation shall be reported, in writing, to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2002, and annually thereafter.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 986, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2001.)

99226.
  

(a) This article shall apply to the University of California only during periods for which the Legislature has appropriated funds therefor in the annual Budget Act and the Regents of the University of California have accepted the funds.

(b) This article shall not apply to the University of California unless and until the Regents of the University of California act, by resolution, to make it applicable.

(c) The Regents of the University of California are requested to jointly develop with the Trustees of California State University and the independent colleges and universities, the institutes described in this article, to be administered by the University of California, in partnership with the California State University and with private, independent universities in California.

(d) Each participant who satisfactorily completes an institute authorized by this article shall receive a stipend commensurate with the duration of the institute, of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), as determined by the University of California. However, in making this determination, the University of California may not exceed the amount provided in the Budget Act for stipends for each of the institutes authorized by this article and must serve at each institute the number of participants specified pursuant to this section.

(e) Commencing July 2001, and each fiscal year thereafter, the number of participants receiving instruction through each of these institutes shall be designated in the annual Budget Act.

(f) These institutes shall be developed in accordance with all of the criteria specified in each section, as described therein.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on a case-by-case basis, and subject to the concurrence of the State Board of Education that priorities for service to high-need schools are met, the University of California and the programs authorized pursuant to Sections 99220 through 99226, inclusive, may serve prekindergarten teachers, kindergarten teachers, and teachers of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in participating school districts with programs in reading or mathematics when the average of the reading or mathematics portions of the achievement test authorized pursuant to Section 60640 is at or below the priority level for service in schools otherwise served by the California Professional Development Institutes.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 664, Sec. 72. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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Within the criteria and priority for the selection of participating school teams set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Sections 99220, 99221, 99222, 99223, 99224, and 99225, priority for the selection of teachers to participate in the professional development institutes authorized pursuant to those sections shall be determined in the following manner:

(a) Teachers who have not participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics that is authorized pursuant to this article shall be accorded first priority for training pursuant to this article.

(b) Teachers who have participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics that is authorized pursuant to this article, but who have not yet received supplemental training in the areas specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 99237 shall be accorded second priority for training pursuant to this article.

(c) Teachers who have participated in a professional development institute in reading or mathematics that is authorized pursuant to this article, and have received supplemental training in the areas specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 99237 shall be accorded third priority for training pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 737, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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