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.
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.
- Teacher & student surveys open for submissions: January 2, 2020
- Application opens for submissions: February 1, 2020
- Applications are due: March 27, 2020
- Teacher & student surveys are due: May 15, 2020
Due to the ongoing changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Math Roadshow has been canceled. Contact Clarence Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Curriculum Associates (i-Ready)
One of the most frequent questions we get about i‑Ready is, “What does success look like in real schools and classrooms?” A successful i‑Ready implementation is one in which the classroom teacher is at the center. She is making instructional decisions based on her own knowledge of her students and is supported by insightful i‑Ready Assessment data that is a complement to her instincts, not a replacement for them. She is taking advantage of the wide range of instructional tools that are part of the i‑Ready suite to reach every one of her students—individually, in small groups, or as part of her whole class instruction.
For more information, contact Joel Kongaika at email@example.com and (801) 319-4832, or Dane Moorman at firstname.lastname@example.org and (801) 319-3672 for all charter school inquiries
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.
For more information, contact Darlene Messer at email@example.com and (210) 439-7527
MIND Research Institute (ST Math)
Due to the ongoing changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, MIND Research Institute St Math is being provided to parents, students, and teachers at no charge.
ST Math is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain’s innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math’s unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback. With ST Math, students build deep conceptual understanding, and schools see proven repeatable results.
For more information, contact Dan Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-240-5186
Imagine Math (Think Through Math)
We help students establish deep understanding and unwavering confidence in their ability to communicate in the language of mathematics and make connections. This builds the aptitude to solve problems and justify reasoning both inside the classroom and in day-to-day life, ultimately moving students beyond computation to real comprehension. The Imagine Learning supplemental math program suite provides adaptive, age-appropriate learning environments for students in PreK–8.
For more information, contact Alli Yeager at email@example.com and (405) 830-3463
We bring all of your learning tools together in one place, from video lessons, textbooks, to adaptive practice. Encourage your students to become self-directed learners.
For more information, see our contact information below: Rhonda Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org and (435) 881-1713; Scott Tasker at email@example.com and (801) 913-0973; or Abe Denzer at firstname.lastname@example.org and (801) 573-4281
DreamBox is an online math program that is both engaging and proven to boost your child’s math performance. Whether your learner is a math whiz or needs help filling in some gaps, the DreamBox platform provides your child with the individualized lessons they need to succeed.
Contact your local representative, Allison Mateus, at email@example.com or (801) 244-7177 for questions
For questions about this grant, please email Clarence Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org