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What is this grant?

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 mathematic literacy.

Description

With this grant, educators have access to software that generates personalized math lessons based on individual students’ abilities and aptitudes. We’ve chosen learning programs that are available to schools, of high quality, cost effective and improve student achievement. Our rigorous selection process of 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 STEM Action Center MAY NOT be able to fund 100% of your request because funding IS limited.


Who can apply?

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.


What is the timeline?

  • 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

Math Roadshow

**This event has passed. Check again for next year’s roadshow**

The 2019 Math Personalized Learning Roadshow is a chance to meet/work with 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

  • The legislative funding that is 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. 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.
  • Parents must receive a letter of information (provided by the evaluator) that will allow them the opportunity to decline having their child’s data collected as part of this evaluation.
  • The STEM Action Center will be traveling around the state to offer math product trainings in July. A little more information is included in the application (and more specific details to follow) but please place these trainings on your calendar. The STEM AC will pay educators stipends for attending!
  • Students (grades 3-12 only) must complete a survey that targets math interest (completed online) as part of the evaluation.
  • Teachers must complete a survey at the beginning and end of the school year.
  • School administrators must provide state student identifiers (SSID’s) for all students using licenses awarded by this grant. Schools will use a template (provided by the evaluator) to organize and submit their data. On the UPEC Data Center’s website you can find the data template and the secure portal to upload the SSID file.
  • View K-12 Math Personalized Learning Data
  • View additional instructions on application electronic signature instructions
  • View full program evaluation results

Available Math Technology Products

Curriculum Associates (i-Ready)

Curriculum Associates

Curriculum associates

McGraw-Hill (ALEKS)

McGraw-Hill (ALEKS)

MHE ALEKS

MIND Research Institute (ST Math)

MIND Research Institute (ST Math)

STMath logo

Imagine Math (Think Through Math)

Imagine Math (Think Through Math)

Imagine Math Logo 2

Mathspace

Mathspace

Mathspace Logo 1

 

For questions about this grant, please email Clarence Ames at cames@utah.gov

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