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Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics TASM September 18, 2007:  Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics TASM September 18, 2007 Norma Torres-Martinez Director of Mathematics Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics Curriculum Division This presentation will be available at:  This presentation will be available at www.theTRC.org Mathematics in Texas:  Mathematics in Texas Where are we? Mathematics Requirements 2007-2008:  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 Mathematics Requirements 2007-2008:  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 Student Success Initiative (SSI):  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 TEA Resources for Information:  TEA Resources for Information 80 (R) Session Legislative Briefing Book http://www.tea.state.tx.us/comm/leg_reports/LegBreBooJul07.pdf 4 X 4 Graduation Requirements FAQ posted on TEA Curriculum website http://www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/fourbyfour.html Slide8:  MATHEMATICS IN TEXAS: Support for Student Success Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) :  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 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) :  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 Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) :  Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) Required Attendance Teachers at Academically Unacceptable campuses 6th grade teachers: Summer 2008 7th - 8th teachers: Summer 2009 www.tea.state.tx.us/tala TALA Contacts:  TALA Contacts ESC Region 1 Eunice Zambrano ESC Region 2 Tina Ybarra ESC Region 3 Terri Smith-Chavira ESC Region 4 Pat Edwards ESC Region 5 Beth Wilson ESC Region 6 Traci Seils ESC Region 7 Lisa Mullins ESC Region 8 Charlotte Caskey ESC Region 9 Wes Pierce ESC Region 10 Jayne Knighton TALA Contacts:  TALA Contacts ESC Region 11 Kathy Wright-Chapman ESC Region 12 Charla Rudd ESC Region 13 Karen Harris ESC Region 14 Chris Faehnle ESC Region 15 Judy Lisewsky (interim) ESC Region 16 Allison Silvertooth ESC Region 17 Michelle Hilton ESC Region 18 Diane Lozano ESC Region 19 Monica Franco ESC Region 20 Dr. Carolyn Castillo Mathematics Instructional Coaches Pilot Program:  Mathematics Instructional Coaches Pilot Program Brief Overview & Status Update Background:  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 (§39.358) Background:  Background Eligible school districts may receive grants to develop the content knowledge and instructional expertise of secondary mathematics teachers Two-stage process: RFQ and RFA:  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 participating in the pilot program. Service Provider Activities:  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 Approved Service Providers:  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 Step One: Request for Qualifications (RFQ):  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 Step Two: RFA (Request for Application):  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 the provider directly Chris Caesar Program Manager Texas High School Project Texas Education Agency phone: (512) 936-6434| fax: (512) 463-5337 Chris.caesar@tea.state.tx.us           “All Texas students will graduate high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the community”:  Chris Caesar Program Manager Texas High School Project Texas Education Agency phone: (512) 936-6434| fax: (512) 463-5337 Chris.caesar@tea.state.tx.us           “All Texas students will graduate high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the community” Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS):  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 Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS):  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 Refer to notice sent to TASM listserv on 9/4/7 Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS):  Texas Math Diagnostic System (TMDS) 2nd in person Educator review committee Last batch of items October 10 – 12 (tentative) Wed thru Fri Austin Reviewers needed 3-5, 6-8, Geometry, Algebra I and II Contact Erika Pierce Erika.pierce@tea.state.tx.us Subject line: TMDS Review Proclamation 05: Elementary Math Fully Funded:  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 Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math:  Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math TEA, in partnership with the UT Austin office of Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Mathematics issued 22 Math Collaboratives grant awards for 2007-2008. “Math Collaboratives”:  “Math Collaboratives” The purpose of these grants is to improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics by providing High quality, sustained, and high intensity professional development focused on the education of mathematics teachers as a career-long process. I.e., math collaboratives will help train teachers on the PD modules currently being disseminated. 2007–2008 Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math:  2007–2008 Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math ESC Region 1 ESC Region 11 ESC Region 2 ESC Region 12 ESC Region 3 ESC Region 13 ESC Region 4 ESC Region 14 ESC Region 5 ESC Region 15 ESC Region 6 * ESC Region 16 ESC Region 7 ESC Region 17 ESC Region 8 ESC Region 18 ESC Region 9 ESC Region 19 ESC Region 10 ESC Region 20 Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio University of Texas – Tyler * * new this year Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math:  Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Teaching Math For more information regarding the Math Collaboratives and 2007-2008 Math Collaborative Awardees: www.theTRC.org Slide31:  Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Who is Impacted by TELPAS writing?:  Who is Impacted by TELPAS writing? A TELPAS writing collection must be submitted for every LEP student in grades 2 through 12, in the state of Texas. These collections are rated by trained and qualified TELPAS raters these ratings are submitted to the state for federal accountability purposes. Who is Impacted by TELPAS writing?:  Who is Impacted by TELPAS writing? Any teacher who teaches a LEP student in an academic content area may be required (by local decision) to submit appropriate samples of student writing for the LEP students they serve. Required TELPAS Samples:  Required TELPAS Samples At least 5 total samples are required in each collection. In each collection there must be - at least 1 narrative about a past event - at least 2 writing samples from math, science, or social studies TELPAS Writing Activities:  TELPAS Writing Activities TELPAS writing samples should be taken from authentic classroom activities. Extended, Connected Writing:  Extended, Connected Writing The writing samples should show the ability of students to connect ideas and express themselves in English in an extended way. Brief writing samples should not be placed in the collections of students who are capable of writing in an extended, connected way in English.* * It is expected that the limited English of beginning and early intermediate students will cause some writing to be brief. Suggestions for Focused Writing Assignments in Math Class :  Suggestions for Focused Writing Assignments in Math Class Explanations of problem solving steps Student created word problems Comparisons between mathematical processes Application of mathematical processes Mathematical journal writing Writing in Math Class:  Writing in Math Class All students benefit from regular focus on language development in all content areas All students need regular practice with content specific vocabulary and language structures Language production, such as writing, in the content areas helps students to internalize the content as well as practice the content specific language TELPAS Writing Assignments:  TELPAS Writing Assignments Writing in math, science, and social studies should not just happen for TELPAS or be an “extra assignment” for ELLs. Collection Verification:  Collection Verification Verifiers of TELPAS writing collections are designated by local decision. All writing collections must be verified by a trained TELPAS writing collection verifier. Questions about how, and to whom writing samples must be submitted should be directed to campus testing coordinators. February 1, 2008:  February 1, 2008 Writing assigned on or after February 1, 2008, may be considered. Writing samples may continue to be gathered until the date designated by the district to assign the ratings. ELL Assessment Information:  ELL Assessment Information Go to www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment Click on ELL Assessment Information Email questions to ELL.tests@tea.state.tx.us TEA Student Assessment Mathematics Update TASM 2007:  TEA Student Assessment Mathematics Update TASM 2007 Julie Guthrie—Director of Math & Science Assessments Larry Duncan—Manager of Mathematics Assessments Student Assessment Division Texas Education Agency Information Booklets:  Information Booklets Updated Information Booklets for Grades 3-5 (based on the 2005 refined TEKS) are in the final stages of review Posted to the TEA website this fall Student Success Initiative:  Student Success Initiative Grade Placement Committee Manual is currently being updated to include materials for Grade 8 SSI Sent to districts this fall Posted to the TEA website this fall TAKS–M and TAKS–Alt:  TAKS–M and TAKS–Alt Information concerning TAKS–M can be found at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/taksm/index.html Information concerning TAKS–Alt can be found at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/taksalt/index.html 2007 PAEMST Preliminary semi-finalist Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching:  2007 PAEMST Preliminary semi-finalist Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Toni Norrell:  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 2008 PAEMST nominations:  2008 PAEMST nominations Grades K - 6 Application deadline: Spring 2008 Nomination forms: Website address currently being changed Once established, will send via TASM listserv Math List Serve Please Join…:  www.tea.state.tx.us/list/ 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… Slide51:  Norma Torres-Martinez Director of Mathematics 512.463.9581 Norma.torres-martinez@tea.state.tx.us Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics 512.463.9581 Erika.pierce@tea.state.tx.us Julie Guthrie Director of Math and Science Assessments Larry Duncan Manager of TAKS Mathematics 512.463.9536 Math.test@tea.state.tx.us Slide52:  These materials are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the Texas Education Agency, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from the Texas Education Agency; 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only without obtaining written permission of the Texas Education Agency; 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way; 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. 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