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Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Math

Mathematics and Science Coordinator : Merci Del Rosario
Email: medelrosario@kern.org
Phone: (661) 636-4640

  • Instructional Resources

    The California State Board of Education adopts instructional materials for Kindergarten to Grade Eight. These materials align to the California Content Standards in their respective subjects. At the high school level, instructional materials are adopted at the local level, with the district board of education certifying that the materials align to the standards.
    Mathematics Instructional Materials

    The 2008 Mathematics Adoption is currently under consideration by the State Board of Education. Once their decision has been made in November, 2007 Kern County Superintendent of Schools will host a Math Publisher Fair on February 27, 2008, noon to approximately 5:00 pm. More information will follow.

    Science Instructional Materials
    Searchable Price List of state adopted instructional materials.

    To view these K-8 materials, please contact Kathy Hill, Learning Resource Display Center #13 Director, at (661) 636-4640 or kahill@kern.org.  



    Additional Resources
    Mathematics

    Science

  • Standards and Frameworks

    Mathematics
    California Mathematics Content Standards
    Electronic versions of the Mathematics content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education are available below. The content standards identify what all students in California public schools should know and be able to do in mathematics at each grade level. The standards emphasize computational and procedural skills, conceptual understanding, and problem solving. The standards are organized by grade level and are presented in five strands up to grade seven: number sense, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry; statistics, data analysis, and probability; and mathematical reasoning. The mathematics studied in grades eight through twelve falls naturally under the discipline headings of algebra, geometry, etc. The 2006 updated Mathematics Framework for Public Schools also includes blueprints for a math intervention course for grades 4-7 and an algebra readiness course.



    State Content Standards Overview Brochures These brochures are abridged versions of the four sets of content standards (English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science) in a series of 25 brochures in PDF format: one each for kindergarten through grade eight, and one for each of the high school subject areas. This breakdown is especially useful for parents who want to see what their child needs to know at a particular grade level. Spanish language versions of the brochures are also available.
    STAR Blueprints

    The STAR Blueprints for the California Standards Test (CST) show the standards tested and numbers of questions included on these independent CSTs.
    California Mathematics Framework
    This edition emphasizes the critical interrelationships among computational and procedural proficiency, problem-solving ability, and conceptual understanding of all aspects of mathematics. It addresses the needs of all learners and describes the components of a well-designed mathematics program aligned with California’s mathematics content standards.



    Science
    California Science Content Standards
    Electronic versions of the Science content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education are available below. The standards represent the content of science education and include the essential skills and knowledge students will need to be scientifically literate citizens in the twenty-first century. Adopted by the State Board of Education in 1998, the standards are organized in sets under broad concept statements. The content systematically increases in depth, breadth, and complexity through the grade levels. The standards for grades nine through twelve are divided into physics, chemistry, biology/life sciences, and earth sciences.

    State Content Standards Overview Brochures These brochures are abridged versions of the four sets of content standards (English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science) in a series of 25 brochures in PDF format: one each for kindergarten through grade eight, and one for each of the high school subject areas. This breakdown is especially useful for parents who want to see what their child needs to know at a particular grade level. Spanish language versions of the brochures are also available.
    STAR Blueprints

    The STAR Blueprints for the California Standards Test (CST) show the standards tested and numbers of questions included on these independent CSTs.
    California Science Framework
    The 2007 revised Science Framework incorporates and builds on the science content standards adopted by the State Board of Education in 1998. It is the blueprint for reform of the science curriculum, instruction, professional preparation and development, and instructional materials in California.
  • Grants and Funding Sources

    This grant includes summer research participation opportunities for K-12 science teachers and high school students, as well as scholarships for new CSUB geology students. Click on the link below.


    http://www.cs.csubak.edu/Geology/nsf_grant.htm


    Search for Mathematics and Science grants on GrantsAlert.com.


    Grants for Students:

  • Professional Organizations

    Bakersfield Math Council  The President is Marlys Brimmer; e-mail mbrimmer@khsd.k12.ca.us. BMC is hosting a mini-conference at CSUB on Saturday, October 20, 2007.
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


    The 86th annual conference will be April 9-12, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    California Mathematics Council


    CMC South Annual Conference in Palm Springs November 2-3, 2007.


    CMC North 50th Annual Conference in Asilomar, November 29-December 2, 2007.


    CMC Central Annual Algebraic Thinking Symposium in Seaside/Monterey, March 7-8, 2008.


    Science

    Kern Science Educators Association


    National Science Teachers Association


    California Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

  • Professional Development

    Important Information About Funding Attending of Conferences     Click here: http://www.cascience.org/NCLB.html


    MATHEMATICS



    • Resources – Information about professional development for programs serving teachers throughout their professional careers

    • Commission on Teacher Credentialing – Information about obtaining California teaching authorization

    • ENC – Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Math and Science

    • SCORE Math – Resources connected to the mathematics standards






    SCIENCE


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