The primary goal of the Math Department at Dawson Education Services Cooperative is to provide assistance to the schools within our service area towards meeting district and state goals and standards. This assistance includes professional development and other services for K-12 teachers and administrators designed to meet the specific needs of member schools while supporting statewide professional development endeavors to enhance teacher specialized content knowledge and knowledge of teaching and students.
Currently, the Mathematics Specialists at Dawson ESC are working to assist teachers in preparing their students to be successful on the State Benchmark Exams given in grades 3-8 and on the End of Course Algebra I and Geometry Exams. This work will continue as the PARCC Exams are implemented as the assessment standard for Arkansas students for the Common Core State Standards in the near future.
The Dawson Mathematics Specialists collaborate with other educational specialists from around the state to provide assistance and support as needed and requested at the state level.
Instructional Support for Classroom Teachers