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  • McGraw-Hill
  • MIND Research Institute
  • Think Through Math



Year 2:
2015-2016


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The K-12 Math Personalized Learning Software Grant will open again early next spring!

Applications open by February each year

  1. This opportunity is only available to Public Educational Institutions (e.g. school districts and charter schools).
  2. The application can only be prepared by the School Administrator; please coordinate your request with the appropriate person at that level.
  3. 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 be used at “fidelity” (defined below) and that we reach as many students as possible with the funding that has been provided by the legislature.
    1. For the purposes of this initiative, fidelity is defined as using a given product at the level of use specified by each product provider. These levels of use are listed within the online application.
  4. Speaking of fidelity (bullet point 3), each LEA who receives an award will be required to utilize the software with fidelity to be a part of this grant on a continual basis. As a reminder, each product provider specifies what their fidelity measurement is and that information is listed within the online application.
  5. If the product(s) are not being utilized within the first 60 days of the academic year, the awarded licenses will be re-distributed to those who seek additional licenses.  There will be some flexibility for those schools who are year-round or who are not known as “traditional” schools – I will (of course) work with you and your specific situation.
  6. This grant program will be evaluated by the Utah Valley University and the Utah Education Policy Center. As you know, the evaluation is an important component to provide the State of Utah information on the efficacy of the use of this state funding to inform future funding decisions.  LEAs are required to do the following things:
    1. Students must complete an initial (pre-) and end (post-) of year survey that targets math interest (completed online) as part of the evaluation.
    2. Teachers must complete a survey  at the beginning and end of the school year.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
  7. The STEM Action Center will be traveling around the state to offer math product trainings in August. 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 and will provide meals!

If you feel that your district and/or school is willing and able to support the STEM Action Center in the requirements and objectives listed above, then feel free to make your way to the application.

If you feel that your district and/or school is willing and able to support the STEM Action Center in the requirements and objectives listed above, then feel free to make your way to the application.

While completing the online application, you may stop and save your progress at any time, and return to the application later.

 

Math Digital Learning Technology Grant Application

PDF Version of Application (For Reference Only)

Available Math Technology Products


Questions regarding the math application, including interpretation and clarification of any section of this RFG (request for grants) should be directed to Clarence Ames, cames@utah.gov, on or before Friday, March 31, 2017

Current Math Grant Participants:

As a reminder, this math grant program is intended to provide adaptive and personalized math instructional software technology. The program must be used as a supplement 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.

We do have a few housekeeping items that must be met in the next in order to be considered for participation in next year’s roll out:

SSID file: 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.

  • The data template can be found here: Link Coming Soon!
  • The SSID file must be uploaded to the secure portal here: Link Coming Soon!

Spring Teacher Survey: the teacher survey has been adjusted and there are different questions. Teacher feedback is CRITICAL in this process. Please complete this item by FRIDAY, MAY 13th.

  • The teacher survey can be found here: Link Coming Soon!

Spring Student Survey: the student survey has been adjusted and there are different questions. Student feedback is CRITICAL in this process.Please complete this item by FRIDAY, MAY 13th.

  • The grades 3-6 student survey can be found here: Link Coming Soon! (we do not expect K-2 students to complete the survey)
  • The grades 7-12 student survey can be found here: Link Coming Soon!

Pilot Project: 2013/2014 School Year

Learn More about the Pilot Project


Year 1 Deployment: 2014/2015 School Year

Learn More about Year 1


History of the project:

The Utah State Legislature provided $13.5 million dollars to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Action Center to provide math instructional technology to support mathematics instruction in grades Kindergarten through Twelfth. The programs available for use contain individualized, self-adapting, and engaging instructional support addressing the Utah Core Standards for Mathematics; it also includes an embedded progress monitoring function to support educators as they work closely with their students.




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