This resource identifies professional development needs specific to mathematics. It includes a series of guiding questions that help SEAs evaluate their existing programs and identify professional development activities that meet their needs. It is designed to be used by Regional Comprehensive Centers in their work with State Departments of Education but may also be used by SEAs and districts independently. This document supports improvements in professional development in mathematics for implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIG) requirements.
The second edition of this tool provides revised category headings for the needs assessment tool itself and clarifies several explanations of how the tool can be used. An upgraded edition of the Word version of the tool itself is also provided.