The Quantitative Reasoning with Advanced Mathematical Topics (QRAT) course and the Transition to Quantitative Reasoning (TQR) course were developed to better prepare college and career-bound high school seniors with the 21st Century skills necessary to meet the mathematical thinking and problem-solving expectations of higher education courses and workplace requirements. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is the after school technical assistance lead for the Capital Service Region (Region 3), which serves ten counties (including Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba). SCOE employs regional leads to carry out technical assistance to publicly funded after-school programs serving children and youth in grades K–12. Some programs also provide before school and summer programs. Through a collective impact model, Region 3 approaches student learning through intersegmental partnership agreements that include Sacramento State University, the local community colleges, county offices of education, and feeder high school districts.  The success of the ESM stems from the fact that it is not only a living curriculum and pedagogy that is designed to meet the immediate needs of high school seniors, but it also embodies the structural flexibility to be informed by the vibrant intersegmental professional learning communities.  Essentially, the partnership structure affords each educational segment the opportunity to collaboratively define the challenges around preparation in mathematics while providing the foundation to forge better-aligned instructional practices across schools, colleges, and universities for the success of our students.


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