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RULE §102.1503Math Innovation Zone Designation

The commissioner of education may designate a campus as a Math Innovation Zone if all participating grade levels of the campus successfully fulfill the Math Innovation Zone fidelity of implementation requirements in planning and execution of the program, as described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this section.

  (1) To achieve fidelity of implementation in planning, a school district must:

    (A) submit a Math Innovation Zone strategic plan to a third-party evaluator that will evaluate the plan against a publicly available rubric that addresses the requirements of Texas Education Code, §28.020(b)(1); and

    (B) receive approval of the plan, based on the recommendation of the third-party evaluator, from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

  (2) To achieve fidelity of implementation in execution, a campus must demonstrate evidence of:

    (A) sufficient student progress with a TEA-approved online curriculum program, indicated by measures such as time spent in the program, lessons completed, or skills mastered;

    (B) sufficient teacher usage of a TEA-approved online curriculum program, indicated by measures such as weekly logins, student progress report downloads, or corrected student misconceptions;

    (C) sufficient time for data-driven planning for teachers, including successful completion of the full data cycle (gathering data, analyzing data, and changing practice based on the data) to improve classroom implementation of high quality instructional materials;

    (D) satisfactory completion of professional development opportunities for participating teachers that is aligned to the chosen TEA-approved online curriculum program and high quality instructional materials; and

    (E) the administration and analysis of an approved, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-aligned interim assessment that measures student growth and provides data to students and teachers to support future learning.

Source Note: The provisions of this §102.1503 adopted to be effective March 2, 2021, 46 TexReg 1381

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