CPEC PROJECT PROPOSAL 2005
This project proposes to train school-based personnel to use effective teaching
strategies in order to close the achievement gap for special populations in
academic literacy at the secondary level in the specific content areas of
Science and Math. The comprehensive goal of this project is, through scientifically
based research professional development activities and through increased parent
and student participation, raise the academic achievement level of the students
in the Delano High School District. The underlying goal is to perfect a previous
research-based professional development model which can be used for the strategic
intervention of low performing schools across the state.
Program Goal(s): Collaboration with the School of Education literacy and second
language acquisition professors (CSUB), the School of Natural Sciences and
Math professors (CSUB), Delano Joint Union High School District teachers,
administration, parents and students will produce a more effective professional
Teacher Level Goal(s)s: Teacher knowledge of Academic Language in the content
areas will increase substantially and will be evident in their everyday instructional
strategies as measured by informal surveys and classroom observations. Teachers
will also be able to coach one another in the effective use of said strategies.
Student Level Goal(s): There will be significant growth in student achievement
on the following exams: the California Standards test in the areas of Math
and Science and the CAHSEE. Student achievement on the district benchmark
exams will accurately reflect their level of knowledge of the CA state Math
and Science Standards.