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Frequently

Asked Questions

Kindergarten & First Grade Level

1.  What services does Pearlized Mathematics Consulting (PMC) offer?

PMC offers a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) based math curriculum with professional development (CPE credit) for Kinder & First Grade educators in Texas school districts.

2.  When is the professional development conducted?

Professional development for each curriculum grade level is conducted by a PMC consultant, prior to each six weeks grading period (August through April). Each session is now held virtually via Zoom, with a maximum of 30 participants per session, to accommodate any safety requirements.

3.  How is the professional development conducted?

A curriculum document and manipulatives (provided by the contracting district) will be required per participant, for use during the virtual training of the comprehensive, structured program, with emphasis on our grade level TEKS, and vertically aligned to the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR).  A list of materials required at each training session is included as the first page on the curriculum documents per six weeks. 

4.  Does the curriculum include lesson plans?

Yes, complete daily lesson plans are included for each six weeks grading period, with the designated grade level TEKS noted, as well as, a reference to the STAAR Reporting Categories. 

5.  Does the curriculum include assessments?

Yes, as integral components in both Kinder & First Grade curriculum, each six weeks grading period includes weekly concept comprehensive assessments and a comprehensive six weeks assessment.  All items on the assessments are aligned to the specific grade level TEKS taught, up to the designated grading period, and are vertically aligned to the STAAR.

6.  Is literature incorporated in the curriculum?

Yes, reference to a variety of math literature books is emphasized throughout the curriculum so as to increase a world of knowledge through; vicarious experiences, appropriate math and science vocabulary, and the application of life skills & financial literacy. 

7.  Does each grade level include a "Beginning of Year", "Middle of Year", and "End of Year" assessment?

Yes, the Kinder Curriculum will include a PreKinder Review and a PreKinder Assessment as the "Beginning of Year" assessment. While the First Grade Curriculum will include a Kinder Review and a Kinder Assessment as a "Beginning of Year" assessment. Furthermore, both grade levels will have a 3rd Six Weeks Assessment that may be used as the "Middle of Year" assessment, as well as, a 6th Six Weeks Assessment that may be designated as the "End of Year" assessment.

8.  What is needed from a school district to contract the PMC curriculum and Professional development?

Interested Texas school districts may request a proposal for review.  Once the district approves the proposal, notify PMC so that a PMC Service Contract & License Agreement is submitted to the district for review and approval.  The PMC Service Contract & License Agreement must be completed and submitted (annually) to PMC prior to conducting the professional development.

9.  Can several districts join a hosting district?

Yes, several Texas school districts may join a hosting district with up to a maximum of 30 participants.  The hosting district must complete and submit an approved PMC Service Contract & License Agreement.  Each joining district must complete and submit a PMC License Agreement prior to joining the hosting district.  The PMC License Agreement must be submitted to PMC prior to the 1st six weeks training is conducted.

10.  Are there curriculum samples we can review?

Yes, contact us to request complete grade level samples, which are available in English.

11.  Who does an interested school district contact for more information?