Early Assessment Program
Support for Teachers and Students
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)
The CSU Expository Reading and Writing Task Force, comprised of members from the CSU as well as K-12 English faculty and curriculum specialists, has developed a series of assignments based on non-fiction texts to use in a expository reading and writing course that districts will be able to pilot and adopt. The course is designed to prepare students for college-level English and it is aligned with English-Language Arts Content Standards (Common Core Standard). ERWC training is good preparation for transitioning to the common core.
Mathematics Professional Development
The Early Assessment Program Strengthening Mathematics Instruction (Cognitive Complexity and Instructional strategies) professional development program consistes of:
- Approximately 16-24 hours of training broken in to small modules
- Materials and training for teachers of Algebra I through Precalculus
- A bank of standards-based and curriculum-related problems for use in classroom
- A bank of sample lesson plans
This program is no cost to school districts and sponsored and delived by California State University, Fresno and Fresno County Office of Education. More information, please call Susan Fisher at 559.278-4779 or Carl Veater at 559.265.3065.
University Outreach Services, along with several other outreach programs at California State University, Fresno, provides Early Assessment and college preparation information to local high school students.