The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) grant program, administered by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Office in the California Department of Education (CDE), is dedicated to increasing the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills for classroom teachers through professional learning activities. Cohorts 1 through 4 provided training for mathematics teachers in grade five through Algebra I and for science teachers in grades four through eight. Beginning with Cohort 5, training for mathematics teachers may be provided in grade three through Algebra I and for science teachers in grades three through eight.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Title II, Part B is the funding source for this in-depth professional development program. The fiscal year (FY) 2003-04 CaMSP grant program was funded at approximately $14 million. The FY 2004-05 program was funded at approximately $20 million. The FY 2005-06 program was funded at approximately $24.3 million. The FY 2006-07 program was funded at approximately $24.8 million. The FY 2007-08 program was funded at approximately $23.6 million. The FY 2008-09 program is funded at approximately $22.8 million. The FY 2009-10 program was funded at approximately $20 million. The 2010-11 program was funded at approximately $21 million. The FY 2011-12 program was funded at approximately $20 million. The FY 2012-13 program was funded at approximately $20 million. The FY 2013-14 program was funded at approximately $20 million. The FY 2014-15 program will be funded at approximately $18 million.
The Demonstration Center provides support to existing CaMSP projects or to potential applicants. Support may include a trainer-of-trainers model. Hours accumulated while working with the Demonstration Center do not count towards an existing projects intensive or classroom follow-up hours. Centers will provide implementation and planning support regarding sustainability and institutionalization to currently funded projects and planning support to potential applicants.
The Demonstration Center may assist: 1) a Project Director on partnership building; 2) a Leadership Team on a specific need or issue; 3) by modeling intensive or classroom follow-up sessions to project Leadership Team and providers, not treatment teachers; 4) by facilitating support from other projects within the service region; 5) in matching local needs to a specific model focus, e.g., coaching or lesson study, based on research; 6) in setting up project professional development design e.g., scheduling intensive/classroom follow-up hours; 7) with local evaluation support; and 8) with guidance, examples, and resources to projects in various levels of implementation.
CaMSP Grant Program
Request for Applications 2015-16 (Posted 15-May-2015)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Request for Applications (RFAs) for Cohort 13 out of 2015-16 funds for January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The due date is September 1, 2015.
Request for Applications 2014-15
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Request for Applications (RFAs) for Cohorts 11 and 12 out of 2014-15 funds. The due dates for these applications has passed.
Request for Proposals
Cover Letter, Request for Proposals (RFP), Letter of Intent and Attachments for the CaMSP Statewide Evaluation RFP.
NCLB, Title II, Part B, Legislation
Full text of Title II, Part B.
Statewide Evaluation Reports
Evaluation of CaMSP is conducted at the local project and statewide program levels. Statewide evaluation has been conducted by Public Works for Years 1-8 of the CaMSP. These evaluation reports include information on how the projects are addressing the key features of CaMSP, and identify best practices, findings, and recommendations.
Profiles, contact information, and maps for Cohorts 3-10, Research, and Demonstration CaMSP Projects.
Funding Results (FY 2014-15)
Funding results for continued funding for Cohorts 9 and Demonstration Center, new funding for Cohort 11, and Intent to Award for Cohort 12.
Statewide Evaluation Funding Results (FY 2013-14)
Funding results for the statewide evaluation RFP.
Funding Results (FY 2013-14)
Funding results for continued funding for Cohorts 8, 9, 10 and Demonstration Centers.
Funding Results (FY 2012-13)
Funding results for continued funding for Cohorts 7 and 8.
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of commonly asked questions and answers.