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California High School Exit Examination Remediation Compendium.
Organization Name:

Alameda County Office of Education

Remediation Program Title:

The Numeracy Project

Subject Matter:



What distinguishes this program from others is the curriculum provides lessons on exactly how to teach a particular standard. The Numeracy Project recognized that properly sequencing a presentation, posing particular questions to be asked at key points, when and where specific transparencies and handouts are to be used, are perhaps the most useful tools we can give a teacher, especially to a teacher new to the profession or content area. The Project supports implementation of the three-phase model through explicit instruction of content. Direct instruction in the form of active student engagement (whenever appropriate) is a major tenant of the Numeracy Project.

These materials can be useful with teachers new to the profession or with those teaching outside their realm of expertise, and each lesson provides a comprehensive plan for a substitute teacher.

Target Audience: 

The Numeracy Project came about as a response to Juvenile Court and Community Schools systems (C&CS) and Alternative Education programs seeking mathematics curriculum appropriate and targeted to the CAHSEE. While it does not replace any existing state adopted program, the Numeracy Project can supplement many secondary courses and has great potential for use with any group of students needing intensive content intervention.

Typical Instructional Setting:

Given the difference between C&CS programs, there is no typical model to be referenced. Comprehensive school settings are using the lessons within a traditional 55 minute class period, in both small-group and large-group formats.

Diagnostic Assessment Used:

As outlined in the California Framework, assessment programs should address the needs of and provide the tools for entry level progress monitoring, and summative measures. The Project Committee is developing an assessment criteria template to be included in Version 2. The template will provide teachers and program administrators support in selecting an assessment program to use in conjunction with the Numeracy Project.

Curriculum Used:

The Numeracy Project is a standards-based compilation of lessons covering each of the 47 CAHSEE mathematics standards. There are three lessons per standard: 1) the CORE lesson written to grade-level; 2) the DEVELOPMENTAL lesson covering key pre-requisite skills; and 3) an EXTENSION activity or lesson pushing content slightly beyond grade-level, often using real-world problem contexts.

Contact Information:

Dolores Ragusa
Numeracy Project
Alameda County Office of Education
313 W. Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544

Questions:   CAHSEE Office | | 916-445-9449
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 21, 2015
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