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Unformatted text preview: Texas Regional Collaboratives Math Directors Meeting October 9, 2007 Norma Torres-Martinez Director of Mathematics Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics Curriculum Division TRC Math 10/8/7 Mathematics in Texas Where are we? TRC Math 10/8/7 Mathematics Requirements 2007-2008 High School Seniors First class graduating under required Recommended HS Plan Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Entering High School Freshmen First class graduating under required 4 X 4 Recommended HS Plan Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 4th math credit TRC Math 10/8/7 Mathematics Requirements 2007-2008 Eighth graders First 8th grade class affected by SSI grade advancement requirements Fifth graders First class to have EOC graduation requirements TRC Math 10/8/7 Student Success Initiative (SSI) TAKS GRADE 5 AND 8 MATH TESTS First administration: April 8, 2008 Report date: April 25, 2008 Second administration: May 13, 2008 Report date: June 2, 2008 Third administration: July 1, 2008 Report date: July 18, 2008 TRC Math 10/8/7 MATHEMATICS IN TEXAS: Support for Student Success TRC Math 10/8/7 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) HB 2237, Section 4 Teachers in grades 6-8 ELA Academy for English and reading teachers 3 days face-to-face Plus 1 day follow-up (online) $500 stipend TRC Math 10/8/7 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) Teachers in grades 6-8 Content Area Academy for teachers of mathematics, science, and social studies Content literacy strategies 1 1/2 days face-to-face Plus 1/2 day follow-up (online) $250 stipend TRC Math 10/8/7 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) Required Attendance Teachers at Academically Unacceptable campuses 6th grade teachers: Summer 2008 7th - 8th teachers: Summer 2009 TRC Math 10/8/7 Mathematics Instructional Coaches Pilot Program Brief Overview & Status Update TRC Math 10/8/7 Background Pilot program established in House Bill 2237, §21.4541, 80th Texas Legislature Districts or campuses are eligible to participate if they have exhibited characteristics that strongly correlate with high dropout rates during each of the three preceding school years TRC Math 10/8/7 (§39.358) Background Eligible school districts may receive grants to develop the content knowledge and instructional expertise of secondary mathematics teachers TRC Math 10/8/7 Two-stage process: RFQ and RFA A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be released to identify entities wishing to provide coaching services and related professional development activities to eligible districts. TEA will review the credentials and experience of respondents and create a list of Approved Service Providers eligible to provide services to districts TRC Math 10/8/7 participating in the pilot program. Service Provider Activities As established in statute, service provider coaching and professional development activities may include the following: classes to teachers on effective mathematics instruction providing tutoring or mentoring to teachers regarding effective mathematics instruction providing incentives to teachers to participate in the program engaging in other activities likely to improve mathematics instruction TRC Math 10/8/7 Approved Service Providers Service providers may include: Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) academies and centers Regional education service centers Institutions of higher education Private organizations TRC Math 10/8/7 Step One: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) The RFQ will identify highly qualified service providers who can: Demonstrate significant past effectiveness in improving math instruction Demonstrate prior success working with students identified as at risk of dropping out of school TRC Math 10/8/7 Step Two: RFA (Request for Application) An RFA will be released in early Spring of 2008 Eligible districts/campuses will apply for grant funds to participate in the pilot program Grant recipients will then select a provider from the list generated in response to the RFQ process and negotiate a contract with TRC Math the provider directly 10/8/7 Chris Caesar Program Manager Texas High School Project Texas Education Agency phone: (512) 936-6434| fax: (512) 463-5337 “All Texas students will graduate high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the TRC Math 10/8/7 community” Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS) New items aligned to TEKS are currently being developed Two phase review process Online review by educators across state 1st in person educator committee review held in Austin Sept 10 -12 TRC Math 10/8/7 Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS) November 2007 Existing items will be removed from databank First half of items will be placed in databank Will send notice to TASM listserv Student ID change local (district-generated) student ID numbers TRC Math 10/8/7 Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS) 2nd in person Educator review committee Last batch of items November 1 - 3 Thurs thru Sat Austin Reviewers needed 3-5, 6-8, Geometry, Algebra I and II Contact Erika Pierce Subject line: TMDS Review TRC Math 10/8/7 Proclamation 05: Elementary Math Fully Funded 2007-2008: Adoption Year for K-5 Nov 2007: SBOE scheduled to vote on list of conforming and nonconforming textbooks 2008-2009: Textbooks scheduled to be in classrooms TRC Math 10/8/7 College Readiness Program A Collaborative Project between the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board TRC Math 10/8/7 Overview • Created under Article 5, HB 1 (79th, 3rd Called Session, Section 28.008) • 3 Phases of Work • Commission for a College Ready Texas (CCRT) appointed by the Governor TRC Math 10/8/7 Article 5, HB 1 • Public school educators and faculty of institutions of higher learning shall work within subject­specific vertical teams to address high school and college readiness curriculum issues. • Establish four subject­specific vertical teams (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). TRC Math 10/8/7 Phase I: The Teams • Teams of 10 in each core subject—English, Math, Science, and Social Studies • 40% Public Education • 60% Higher Education • 2 co­chairs—one from each sector • 4 meetings before September 2007 • Facilitated by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) from the University of Oregon TRC Math 10/8/7 Phase II: Alignment • Reconstitute teams representing each core subject —English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (New percentages) • 60% Public Education • 40% Higher Education • 2 co­chairs — one from each sector • Evaluate whether HS curriculum requirements (TEKS) prepare students for college­level course work • Recommend how HS curriculum can be aligned to CRSE TRC Math 10/8/7 Phase III: Tasks • Develop instructional strategies to help prepare students for college­level work. • Develop minimum standards for curricula, professional development materials, and online support materials for students who need additional assistance in both public and higher education. TRC Math 10/8/7 Commission for a College Ready Texas (CCRT) • In April 2007, the Governor appointed twenty­one business, education and community leaders to serve on the CCRT along with the eight co­chairs of the vertical teams. • Also serving on the CCRT are four ex­officio members, who include the Commissioner of Public Education, the Commissioner of Higher Education, and the Comptroller of Public Accounts. TRC Math 10/8/7 Commission for a College Ready Texas (CCRT) • The goal of the CCRT is to provide support to the statutorily­created vertical teams and to the State Board of Education (SBOE) regarding the requirements of House Bill 1. • Additionally, the CCRT will conduct statewide and regional meetings. TRC Math 10/8/7 Contact Information • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) • • • Joseph Kulhanek Director of the College Readiness Program Texas Education Agency (TEA) TRC Math 10/8/7 TEA Student Assessment TEA Mathematics Update TASM 2007 TASM Julie Guthrie—Director of Math & Science Assessments Larry Duncan—Manager of Mathematics Assessments Student Assessment Division Texas Education Agency TRC Math 10/8/7 TRC Information Booklets Updated Information Booklets for Grades Updated 3-5 (based on the 2005 refined TEKS) are in the final stages of review Posted to the TEA website this fall TRC Math 10/8/7 TRC Student Success Initiative Grade Placement Committee Manual is Grade currently being updated to include materials for Grade 8 SSI materials Sent to districts this fall Posted to the TEA website this fall TRC Math 10/8/7 TRC 2007-2008 GPC manual now posted SSI Grade Placement Committee Manual with Sample Forms and Letters Posted under the “What’s New” box on the Student Assessment website: TRC Math 10/8/7 TAKS–M and TAKS–Alt Information concerning TAKS–M can be Information found at: Information concerning TAKS–Alt can be Information found at: TRC Math 10/8/7 TRC 2007 PAEMST Preliminary semi-finalist Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching TRC Math 10/8/7 Toni Norrell 2007 PAEMST Preliminary Semi-finalist Calallen High School Calallen ISD ESC Region 2 – Corpus Christi 2007 PAEMST national awardee will be notified spring 2008 TRC Math 10/8/7 2008 PAEMST nominations Grades K - 6 Application deadline: Spring 2008 Nomination forms: Website address currently being changed Once established, will send via TASM listserv TRC Math 10/8/7 Math List Serve Please Join… Our way of “shouting out” to you when you are busy And something Important comes Up for math In Texas… TRC Math 10/8/7 Norma Torres-Martinez Director of Mathematics 512.463.9581 Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics 512.463.9581 Julie Guthrie Director of Math and Science Assessments Larry Duncan Manager of TAKS Mathematics 512.463.9536 TRC Math 10/8/7 Copyright and Terms of Service Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2002. 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