Evaluation News for February:
The February Newsletter features articles on a variety of topics that we hope are useful as you continue to share your work and plan for the future including an article on key aspects of professional development that have been supported by CaMSP in the transition to new standards. CaMSP Project highlights include innovative uses of technology and English Learner support in summer and after school programming based on successful implementation of hands-on science learning and notebooks.
The newsletter also provides information about the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP), which was jointly formed and supported by the CSU and UC systems in 1977. MDTP is in the process of updating assessments to align to Common Core math standards and to support districts in implementation of SB-359, the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 as one component of a math placement policy.
Calendars and timelines: Your lead local evaluator has been in contact regarding scheduling the final administration of the teacher content assessment, which will begin to occur in January and throughout April and May. For all cohorts, only one additional post-assessment will be conducted during this timeframe for use in 2017 fall reporting.
We have also collected dates of the last intensives and classroom follow-ups so we can keep track as the projects wind down in the late spring.
Cohorts 10 and 11 only. Curriculum Products: As a follow up to the initial samples and information that Public Works had previously collected, your lead local evaluator will be contacting you for an updated/finalized sample curriculum product of the lessons, units, PBL’s, tasks or other curriculum products your partnership proposed it would develop.
Please provide at least one sample product that is in its final or close to final form (or more) and if you have an existing Website or repository for the curriculum products that we could share or describe in your report. We would like to support your work in dissemination of these products and all the hard work of the teacher participants that went into them.