Curriculum and Instruction

Quarterly Conference Call

Date: 3/2/2009 3:10 PM

Subject: MSP Quarterly Conference Call 3.3.09

Dear Colleagues,

Please allow this email to act as a reminder for our upcoming scheduled MSP quarterly conference call tomorrow, March 3, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This quarterly conference call has been arranged in an effort to continue improving continuity of communication between individual projects and the NYSED during Year 2 of the implementation of the MSP program. The conference call serves as an opportunity to dialogue among project personnel and the Department, and to assist and provide guidance in the successful implementation of your program. Project leaders can also to provide feedback on the challenges and successes faced at a local level.

Each MSP project has been allocated ONLY ONE conference line. The Department encourages each project coordinator to include their higher education partner(s) and the evaluator in the conference call. However, this means you must conference-in your partners locally before connecting to the MSP conference call. For your convenience, the conference call schedule is provided below:

December 2008 Wednesday, 12/3/08, 2:00-3:00;

March 2009 Tuesday, 3/3/09, 2:00-3:00;

June 2009 Wednesday, 6/3/09, 2:00-3:00;

September 2009 Thursday, 9/3/09, 2:00-3:00

Directions to access the conference calls:

For access to the conference, dial 518-408-1500 (if local) or the toll free number, 866-266-3697 if outside the local calling area and follow the teleprompt directions. Below is a list of codes each participant will have to enter in once the teleprompt has request the information.

Conferee Code: 5755610#

Conference Name: SED-MSP Quarterly Conference Call.

Agenda Outline

  1. NYSED Monitoring Protocol 2008-2009:
    Components: Quarterly Conference Calls, Desk Audits, Field Visits, General Correspondence
    NYSED MSP Monitoring Plan (revised Fall 2008)
    • Desk Audits - Completed Feb 1, 2009 Discuss Status, General Findings,
      Follow-Up information due March 5th, 2009 (some projects)
    • Field Visits - Spring 2009
      Planning, Visitation Dates, Pre-Visit Letters, Letter of Findings
  2. Reporting Requirements/Annual Performance Reports: Due Aug.31st 2009
    • USDOE Annual Report: http://www.ed-msp.net/protected/overview.jsp external link icon
      Year 1 (2007-2008) USDOE MSP APR reports have been archived
      Year 2 (2008-2009) USDOE MSP report template is now posted for each project
    • NYSED Annual Report
      COMPASS Consulting Inc.
      Year 1 (2007-2008)
      Year 2 (2008-2009)
    • Pre/Post Testing Reporting
      USDOE brought to our attention that many MSP Projects did not complete the required teacher pre and post testing measures for the Year 1 of the grant cycle. USDOE requires that 100% of all teachers involved in each MSP project must be pre and post tested and reported annually.
  3. MSP Communication Protocol: NYSED/USDOE
    • The NYSED, as well as the USDOE, encourages MSP project coordinators to attempt to resolve issues, concerns, and/or questions at the local level. Should the local MSP project need State expertise and involvement, individual project coordinator's should contact their NYSED liaison for assistance. If additional field support is needed, as the Statewide MSP coordinator, I will actively assist in the matter. I will also serve as primary contact in corresponding with USDOE regarding any NYS MSP project's persistent issues and/or concerns.
  4. Budgets/Funding 2007-2010: budget and reporting timeline attached
    June 1, 2009 - Year 3; FS20 (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010): budget summary and narrative due
    June 30, 2009 - Year 2; end of FY '09 (July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009) all expenditures
    September 1, 2009 - Year 2; FS10F (final) must be submitted to the Department

Additional Links:

A) NCLB Public Law 107-110
MSP Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships
US Department of Education - Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance external link icon
US Department of Education MSP Program external link icon

B) NYSED Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant Program
NYSED Mathematics and Science Partnerships
MSP 2007-2010 RFP and Grant Awardees

Thank you,
Ann Crotty, Ed.D
Last Updated: May 26, 2009