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Fremont Achievement in Mathematics for Excellence

Grant Number: 10-708

Grant Award: $866,544

Duration of Project: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Monday, September 01, 2014

Project Subject Areas: Mathematics

Grade Band: 9th-12th

Institutes of Higher Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles

Local Education Agencies:

  • Los Angeles Unified, Los Angeles

Number of teachers/principals/highly qualified paraprofessionals participating in the project:

40

Goals:

For students:
  • To improve the pass rate on the mathematics portion of the California High School Exit Exam
  • To increase the percentage of students raising their scores from Far Below Basic and Below Basic to Basic on the California Standards Test in mathematics

For teachers:

  • To improve teacher lesson planning
  • to increase teacher collaboration

Activities:

To meet the goals of the FRAME Grant, Fremont teachers will participate in an annual one-week, off-track institute that will focus on mathematics content, pedagogy, and leadership. During the school year, teachers will receive classroom support from an instructional coach, and participate in lesson study groups to support implementation of standards-based lessons.

Anticipated Outcomes:

Increasing the pass rate on the CAHSEE will help to improve the graduation rate for Fremont High School students. Decreasing the number of students scoring Far Below Basic and Below Basic on the CST will help to increase Fremont High Schools Academic Performance Index and help the school to meet itís Adequate Yearly Progress.
Improving teacherís lesson planning should result in better lesson delivery and increased student understanding. Increasing teacher collaboration should build a cohesive learning community that will aid in retaining teachers in the mathematics department.

Contacts:

Project: Michael Butler, Research Director, mhbutler@publicworksinc.org
Institute of Higher Education: Kyndall Brown, Project Director, kbrown@gseis.ucla.edu
Institute of Higher Education: Olga Radko, Co-Director , radko@math.ucla.edu
Local Education Agency: Rafael Balderas , LEA Co-Director, rblad2@lausd.net

Questions, Comments, Corrections?

Send an e-mail to Teacher_Quality@cpec.ca.gov .