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California Mathematics and Science Partnership

California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) introduction and general information.

Introduction

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.

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The Demonstration Centers provide 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.

Demonstration Centers 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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Request for Applications (RFAs) for Cohort 11 out of 2014-15 funds for January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

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 External link opens in new window or tab.
Full text of Title II, Part B.

Statewide Evaluation Reports External link opens in new window or tab.
Evaluation of CaMSP is conducted at the local project and statewide program levels. Statewide evaluation has been conducted by Public Works, Inc. 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.

Cohort Information External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

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 (FAQ)
A list of commonly asked questions and answers.

Questions:   STEM | stem@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5847
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