ELPAC Assessments for California
A Letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, regarding an update of on-going test development activities for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).
Mathematics Placement Act of 2015
The California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 requires the governing boards or bodies of local education agencies that serve pupils entering grade nine and that have not already done so, to adopt "a fair, objective, and transparent mathematics placement policy" before the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. The mathematics placement policy must be adopted in a regularly scheduled public meeting.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning.
Principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public, may nominate teachers in grades K-6 for the 2016 Award Year. To submit a nomination, please visit the Presidential Award Information website for instructions and application. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.
Teaching Through the Arts Initiative
The Teaching Through the Arts survey deadline has been extended to June 14th, 2016. Please take a moment to fill it out.