Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
October 5, 2017 - Regular School Board Meeting
C4 - Agreement between School Board of Clay County and Parrish and Associates, Inc.

Sherry Parrish of Parrish and Associates, Inc. will provide training on January 3, 2018 for Number Talks.  Number Talks is a five-to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.  This resource was created in response to the requests of teachers-those who want to implement Number Talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems.

Gap Analysis
  • Math performance has been declining over the past 3 years with a need to develop teachers' mathematical knowledge and instructional skills.
  • INTEL math baseline assessments reflect teachers scoring below 52% on K-8 Math content.
Previous Outcomes

241 teachers from 26 schools have participated in this training and integrated their new learning into their instructional practice.

The average baseline score of 179 teachers from 27 schools that have participated in INTEL training was 51.27%.  Post-assessment results were 77.22%


Expected Outcomes

100 teachers will integrate new mental math strategies in their practice to increase student understanding of mathematical concepts.  Student achievement will increase in mathematics.

Strategic Plan Goal

Goal 1:  Produce consistent high-quality, rigorous instruction in every classroom across the district.


Approve the agreement between SBCC and Parrish and Associates, Inc. for professional development for teachers of mathematics.

Theresa Stahlman Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction 904-284-6506
Financial Impact
$4000/Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)
Review Comments
Parrish and Associates.pdf