Math in Common #16: Building Capacity for Improving California Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Math in Common is a seven-year initiative (2013–20) funded by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation supporting diverse California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K–8.
This brief summarizes WestEd’s learning from the Math in Common initiative and associated reports published between 2013 and 2019 on the successes and challenges that districts encountered when drawing on support from three sources of technical assistance (TA):
- Outside providers
- WestEd evaluators
- Community of practice district colleagues
This information will help policymakers understand how the state can better support districts in identifying and collaborating with TA providers that meet their local needs for improving standards-aligned teaching and learning.
The brief adds to the current discussions within California’s policy community about how best to build district capacity for improving teaching and learning.
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