CSU California Academic Partnership Program

Pasadena Unified School District

Los Angeles County
2001 API Base Report

Project Name
Pasadena Math MAPP

Project Partners
Pasadena High School
Washington Accelerated School
CSU, Dominguez Hills
Pasadena Unified School District
Los Angeles Annenberg-Metropolitan Project (LAAMP)

Vision Statement

Pasadena MAPP is a results-driven program collaboratively planned by the mathematics teachers of Pasadena High School and Washington Accelerated School with the assistance of Dr. John Wilkins of California State University, Dominguez Hill's Center for Mathematics and Science Education. Pasadena MAPP is guided by the following vision:

To provide all students- particularly those under-represented in advanced math classes and math-related disciplines-with the external supports and the internal; resources to: Achieve academic success as measured against internationally benchmarked standards; and Attend a 4-year college directly out of high school.

In order to attain this larger vision, Pasadena MAPP has adopted the following programmatic goals:

  1. strengthen math curricula in order to increase the number of Pasadena High graduates who are eligible for entrance into the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) and prepare for success in college to 50% of the class
  2. improve teacher's math skills, strategies and professional practices
  3. increase community and parent involvement in math education
  4. provide academic counseling related to college preparation for all students and families beginning in middle school
  5. establish and maintain academic support systems that assist students in meeting the district's math standards.

Some activities that have been planned to reach these goals are:

Participants will listen to a presentation or lecture about new curricula or instructional practices. Time is made available for questions and discussions.

Small to moderate sized groups engage in structured activities with short presentations focused on a given topic or skill. Active participation will include practice and planning of new skills.

Workshop Series
A set of related workshops to learn a set of skills or complex skills. Follow-up and feedback activities are designed in the series.

Extended and intensive periods of staff development for in-depth learning, professional renewal, and networking. Generally away from the site for reflection and planning of new practices.

One-to-one work with the staff developer with classroom demonstrations and observations. Watching and practicing complex instructional practices.

One-to-one work with another teacher participating in classroom demonstrations, observations, and feedback. Watching and practicing complex instructional practices.

One-to-one work between an inexperienced teacher with a more experienced teacher, includes classroom demonstrations, observations, and feedback.

Teacher leadership
Teacher leadership identification and training emerge from staff development activities.

Support groups
Small groups of educators work together on shared problems, practices and planning.

Advising teachers
Collegial or staff developer support based on request of teacher.

Networks are loosely configured groups of professionals who share a common concern or interest. Communication of practices across school sites and grades.

Individual Study
Further academic study for professional background of legal credentials.

Content Contact:
CAPP Office
(562) 951-4780
Technical Contact:

Last Updated: June 10, 2016