Month: October 2011

Celebrate National GEAR UP Day in California

Dear GEAR UP Supporters, National GEAR UP Week is next week! Here is Congressman Fattah’s official invitation and an update on our National GEAR UP week schedule. It’s critical that next week be a national celebration of GEAR UP, with activities at sites across the country demonstrating the value of our programs and the support they have in our communities. Please let me know as soon as you can if you can do one of the six focus activities.  We have a team of people here ready to help you make your GEAR UP Week activity a success. As a reminder, GEAR …

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Study: Math Diagnostic Increases Test Scores

The California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) highlighted a new report released by the Public Policy Institute of California that measures the effectiveness of the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) as a tool to improve student learning. The MDTP is used throughout the state in California GEAR UP Schools. “The MDTP is a prime example of inter-segmental work of K-12, community college, UC and CSU faculty in developing tools for secondary classroom teachers to help improve student learning,” said from Andrea Ball, Statewide Director of the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP). “MDTP’s diagnostic approach is appreciated by educators for its high quality …

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Apply Now: Become a California GEAR UP School

The time has finally come to apply to become a member of an elite group: A California GEAR UP Middle School. California GEAR UP supports middle schools in developing a self-sustaining college-going culture for ALL students. The program serves whole schools through the adults that have the greatest impact on student life and experience: the principals, teachers, counselors, families and community leaders. GEAR UP resources, strategies and interventions are implemented by School Leadership Teams and guided by a school-based, six-year plan. Selected California GEAR UP school teams commit to strong academic programming and a cohesive college and career readiness curriculum, beginning at …

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