Education

Closing the Middle School Achievement Gap in Mathematics

Please download our Impact Brief for more information about closing the middle school achievement gap in mathematics.

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RFP: Closing the Middle School Achievement Gap in Mathematics through an Out-of- School Strategy Closing the Middle School Achievement Gap in Mathematics through an In School Strategy

 

 

 

 

 


RFP Release: August 18, 2014
Info Session: August 19, 2014
Proposals Due: October 10, 2014

RFP

RFP Release: October 14, 2014
Info Session: October 16, 2014
Proposals Due: November 14, 2014

Targets the improvement of student access to high quality, extended learning programs after school and during the summer. Targets improvement in the way teachers teach and students learn mathematics.

Grants support programs that:

  • Offer quality mathematics-specific instruction from staff with mathematics expertise.
  • Offer curriculum that improves students' problem-solving skills and requires a higher order of questioning, analyzing and reasoning.
  • Build strong partnerships with parents, schools, school district administrators.
  • Assess students proficiencies and use data to monitor progress and provide individualized instruction.
  • Create a positive learning environment with high expectations for all student

Grants support teacher professional development, specifically programs that strengthen:

  • Mathematics content expertise and the implementation of effective, research-based teaching strategies.
  • Professional learning communities.
  • Assessments of students proficiencies and use data to monitor progress and provide individualized instruction.
  • Program documentation and incorporation best practices and feedback.
  • A culture of high expectations of achievement for all students.