Mathematics and Science Partnership Program, Title II B

  • Title II, Part B of NCLB authorizes a Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program. MSP is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. In Michigan, it is required that the partnership also include at least one of Michigan's Mathematics/Science Centers per Sec. 99 of the School Aid Act. Other partners may include public charter schools or other public schools, colleges of teacher education, community colleges, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.

    Michigan expects approximately $3,000,000 for the MSP competitive grant program for 2014-15.  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is responsible for the administration of this program.  For more information contact Ruth Anne Hodges in the Office of Education Improvement and Innovation,

Grant Projects

  • Kalamazoo Area Algebra Project
  • Algebra 4 All The Algebra 4 All (A4A) Social Network is a community of educators committed to sharing resources and supporting one another in the practice of teaching Algebra. Originally developed as a resource for teachers participating in the Michigan MSP grant project of the same name, this resource is now available to all teachers.

Evaluation Resources

  • Teacher College Record Educational research and scholarship
  • The Program Evaluation Standards; How to Assess Evaluations of Educational ProgramsConsidered by many to be a useful reference book to evaluating educational programs. Sanders, James R. Jr. The Program Evaluation Standards; How to Assess Evaluations of Educational Programs (2nd Ed.).Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA., 1994.ISBN:0803957327.
  • Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence PDF iconA User Friendly Guide, US Dept of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (Dec 2003)