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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 2013-14.  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,

What's New

• MSP Reviewer Application DOC icon

• 2013-14 MSP RFA PDF icon

• 2013-14 MSP Scoring Rubric PDF icon

• SBE Approved Grant Criteria PDF icon

Technical Assistance

• New MSP Technical Assistance WIKI

• 2012-13 MSP Application Definition of High-Needs LEA PDF icon

• Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network

• Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools

• Survey of Enacted Curriculum (SEC)

• Proposal Development Guide PDF icon Information and recommendations to assist potential grant applicants in general.

• For information on the Michigan Electronic Grants System:Michigan Electronic Grants System (MEGS)
MEGS Help Page

• Guidance in Private School Participation in Federal Programs DOC icon

• NCSM Presentation: Studying Lesson Study PPT icon

General Information

• U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) website

• The Math and Science Partnership Network Lots of resources in the library located at this site.

Grant Projects

• Kalamazoo Area Algebra Project

• Lessons Study, Lessons Learned

• 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.

Content Resources

• Mathematics Specialists - Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition

• National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science (NCISLA)

• National Staff Development Council

• Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers Findings from a decade of Local Systemic Change (LSC) Projects

• What Works Clearinghouse

• Teachers Development Group

Evaluation Resources

• Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Practitioner's Guide to Scientifically Based Research

• Teacher College Record Educational research and scholarship

• The Program Evaluation Standards; How to Assess Evalutions 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 Evalutions of Educational Programs (2nd Ed.). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA., 1994. ISBN: 0803957327.

• Identifiying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence PDF icon A User Friendly Guide, US Dept of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (Dec 2003)

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