All approved Mathematicssubject matter programs (programs that waive the CSET: Math) must review theircourses of study to ensure the programs are teaching the new subject matterrequirements (SMRs) essential to effectively teach students the new CaliforniaCommon Core State Standards (CCSS). Programs must be teaching the newSMRs this Fall (Fall 2013). In addition, programs must submit a newAlignment Matrix to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) by June 2014.Please do not revise courses to reflect the students’ CCSS. The CTC convened expertpanels to review the CCSS and identify the skills teachers must have in orderto be able to effectively teach students the CCSS. (English SMPPs are makingthe same revisions.)
A revised alignment matrix is available on the (CTC) website at www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/STDS-subject-matter.html . Once on the page, scroll down to find Mathematics.The link to the new Alignment Matrix is just below the word Mathematics. Thehandbook is also available, but is being updated and, although it contains theupdated alignment matrix, it doesn’t provide information to help complete thematrix.
To update the alignment matrix, for each domain and sub-domain onthe matrix, identify the courses, assignments, assessments, etc. through whichyour students are learning the new SMRs. Since your program must be teachingthe new SMRs this Fall (Fall 2013), you could reference those courses,assignments, etc. in the matrix. This task doesn’t require a majorreorganization or a resubmission of your program. In fact, please, do notsubmit copies of syllabi or anything else as documentation. The completedalignment matrix will be your assurance to the CTC that your students are beingprepared appropriately.
For information contact Rebecca Parker email@example.com. Submitthe completed alignment matrix to Accreditation@ctc.ca.gov .