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Mathematical ACTS
Mathematical ACTS: Achievement and Collaboration for Teachers and Students is a project that focuses an existing University of California - Riverside (UCR) and Jurupa Unified School District partnership involving pre-service and in-service education of teachers to an emphasis on student mastery of Algebra I content. In this new effort, the partners will establish a spiral of instructional training for upper elementary and middle school mathematics teachers. Embedded in a research paradigm, Mathematical ACTS will examine the main effects of preservice education, professional development and/or extended learning opportunities on student achievement in mathematics and on teacher career growth. As the project scales up, the partners will analyze students of teachers with or without Mathematical ACTS professional development experiences, and with or without a pre-service candidate available to facilitate re-teaching.

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All Students Proficient on State Tests by 2014?
Analysis of California elementary school achievement data shows projected improvements in student performance will fall short of legislated benchmarks, and almost all California elementary schools would...
Evidence Based Decision Making to Support Teacher Learning in the Mathematical ACTS MSP
Members of Mathematical ACTS MSP project presented on project activities and findings at the MSP Evaluation Summit in October 2006.
Evidence-Based Design from the Mathematical ACTS MSP Project at the University of California-Riverside
"The research and evaluation theme of this proposal from the Mathematical ACTS MSP project at the University of California-Riverside is evidence-based design for facilitating teacher change. Using the...
Effects of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Elementary School Standards Reform in an Underperforming California District
In this article we describe how an underperforming school district used research and theory on curriculum, assessment, implementation, and school and classroom organization to develop and implement district...