70619804 - Teacher Content Training

Account Description FY2009
7061-9804 Teacher Content Training
For teacher content training in math and science; provided, that said training shall include math specialist and Massachusetts test for educator licensure preparation; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on content based professional development in math and science, with a focus on increasing the content knowledge of elementary and middle school math and science teachers in districts with a high percentage of students scoring in level 1 or 2 on the math or science Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exams, or in districts which are at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that such professional development courses shall demonstrate proven, replicable results in improving teacher and student performance, and shall demonstrate the use of best practices, as determined by the department, including data comparing pre-training and post-training content knowledge; provided further, that the department shall report, not later than February 15, 2010, on the number of educators provided content training under this item, the estimated number of math and science teachers currently teaching without certification, and any legislative or regulatory recommendations necessary to make middle school and elementary math and science education more rigorous and data driven; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2010
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