K-12 Math Personalized Learning Software



Grant Description

The K-12 Math Personalized Learning Software Grant provides schools and districts with access to a selection of math personalized learning software programs to improve student outcomes in mathematics literacy. Educators have access to software that generates personalized math lessons based on individual students’ abilities and aptitudes. These programs are high-quality, cost-effective, and improve student achievement. Our rigorous evaluation process for these technologies shows a statistically significant relationship between program use and improved student outcomes in math. This initiative has consistently improved students’ growth and proficiency in mathematics.

This math grant program is intended to provide adaptive and personalized math instructional software technology supplements and is NOT intended to replace core classroom instruction. As you consider next year’s application for funding please be aware that the legislative funding provided for this initiative, while ongoing, is limited. The STEM AC will strive to meet as many requests for licenses as funding permits.

Applicants can facilitate the STEM AC’s goal of meeting as many requests as possible by giving considerable thought to the needs in their school(s). Please be very intentional about the product(s) that you request and the number of licenses for that product(s). The goal is to ask only for what you will use and thus ensure that all licenses will meet “effective usage”–students using a given product more than 30-50 minutes a week on average, and teachers using data to inform instruction weekly–requirements and that we reach as many students as possible with the funding that has been provided by the legislature.

Eligibility Requirements

This opportunity is only available to Public Educational Institutions (e.g. school districts and charter schools). Applications can only be prepared by a school or district level administrator; please coordinate your request with the appropriate person at that level. Students (grades 3-12 only) must complete a survey that targets math interest as part of the program evaluation, while teachers must complete a mid-year survey. Parents must receive a letter of information provided by the evaluator that will allow them the opportunity to decline to have their child’s data collected as part of this evaluation. Links can be found for both of these surveys, as well as the parent letter of information.

Timeline
  • Teacher & student surveys open for submissions: January 2, 2020
  • Application opens for submissions: February 1, 2021
  • Applications are due: March 27, 2021
  • Teacher & student surveys are due: May 15, 2021
Math Roadshow

Due to the ongoing changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Math Roadshow has been canceled. Contact Clarence Ames at cames@utah.gov for more information

The Math Personalized Learning Roadshow is a chance to meet/work with other teachers, and local Professional Learning Specialists for the Math Personalized Learning products provided by the STEM Action Center. Providers will answer questions, introduce new features, and provide product-specific professional learning to help make life easier and facilitate learning for teachers and students.  Teachers will also be able to discuss implementation strategies and best practices specific to your situation with other math teachers using the same product. Attendees will also receive a $50 dollar stipend and re-licensure credit.

 

Additional Information, Links, & Products

If the product(s) are not being utilized within the first 60 days of the academic year (with some flexibility for non-traditional school schedules), the awarded licenses will be re-distributed to those who seek additional licenses.

View product provider usage recommendations

View K-12 Math Personalized Learning Data

How to apply video guide

View admin electronic signature instructions

Student survey evaluation (None this year)

Teacher mid-year survey (OPEN!)

View full program evaluation results (2019)

Letters of information for parents (English)

Letters of information for parents (Spanish)




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of Utah Students Use the Math Software





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Students use the software each year in Utah





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Cost per Student to use the Software



Clarence Ames
Research & Implementation Manager
cames@utah.gov
801-535-3974



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Utah STEM Action Center
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Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

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