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Texas Statewide MSP Professional Development Network

 

Purpose

The goal of the TxMSP Professional Development Network (TxMSP Network) program is to improve the academic achievement of K- 12 students in the areas of science and math by:

  • Providing sustained professional development and mentoring to math and science educators 
  • Increasing teachers’ content knowledge in STEM subjects
  • Recruiting and certifying math and science teachers to address teacher shortages in these critical areas. 

Teachers participating in a collaborative complete 85-105 hours annually of professional development aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Eligibility

 TxMSP Network grants have been awarded to the Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) at the University of Texas, most recently through a competitive process in July 2010.

Performance

 During the 2010-2011 school year, the TRC supported:

  • 38 science collaboratives 
  • 27 math collaboratives 
  • 2 mid-career recruiting projects
  • 48 IHE partners
  • 10,717 classroom teachers
  • 457,716 students

MSP-funded projects are required to report annually to U.S. Department of Education through the state agency, using the online Federal Annual Performance Report (APR). The APR collects data on increases in teacher content knowledge, student performance on state assessments, and program evaluation designs. Grantee reports semi-annually to TEA.

Funding Information

Fiscal YearFunding PeriodAmount
 FY 2012   July 1, 2011 – August 31, 2013    $10,000,000
 FY 2011   July 1, 2010 – August 31, 2012  $15,000,000
 FY 2010   July 1, 2009 – August 31, 2011  $12,600,000
 FY 2009   July 1, 2008 – August 31, 2010  $12,183,678
 FY 2008   July 1, 2007 – August 31, 2009  $11,983,678
 FY 2007   July 1, 2006 – August 31, 2008  $10,877,560
 FY 2006   July 1, 2005 – August 31, 2007  $12,050,000
 FY 2005   July 1, 2004 – August 31, 2006  $ 5,931,284

Awards

 TxMSP Network grants have been awarded to the Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) at the University of Texas, most recently through a competitive process in July 2010.

Laws and Rules

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title II, Part B, Math & Science Partnership (MSP)

This statute requires states to award competitive grants to eligible partnerships between an engineering, mathematics or science department of an institution of Higher Education (IHE) and one or more high-need Local Education Agencies (LEAs). High need LEA is defined as an LEA where 40% or more of the students are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

Contacts

Sarah Averill (Funding)
Grants Administration
(512) 463-8525
sarah.averill@tea.state.tx.us

 Stacy Avery (Program)
Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 463-8211
stacy.avery@tea.state.tx.us

 

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