Pasadena Unified School District
Los Angeles County
API Base Report
Pasadena Math MAPP
Pasadena High School
Washington Accelerated School
CSU, Dominguez Hills
Pasadena Unified School District
Los Angeles Annenberg-Metropolitan Project (LAAMP)
Project Director and Contact Person
Math Department, CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
Tel: (310) 243-3380
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
In order to attain this larger vision, Pasadena MAPP has
adopted the following programmatic goals:
- 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
- improve teacher's math skills, strategies and professional
- increase community and parent involvement in math education
- provide academic counseling related to college preparation
for all students and families beginning in middle school
- 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
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
A set of related workshops to learn a set of skills or complex
skills. Follow-up and feedback activities are designed in
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
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,
Teacher leadership identification and training emerge from
staff development activities.
Small groups of educators work together on shared problems,
practices and planning.
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.
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