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Algebra Readiness Initiatives

 

Purpose  

The Algebra Readiness Initiative provides materials, diagnostics, professional development and grant opportunities to prepare Texas students to be algebra ready. Components of the initiative include:  

Materials:

  • Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points (TxRCFP) document (grades K-8): Based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the TxRCFP document identifies critical areas for mathematics instruction at each grade level. 

Diagnostics:

  • MSTAR Universal Screener (5-8): Providing a screening tool for students in grades 5-8 which will allow teachers to target and assess specific Curriculum Focal Points. 

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Middle-School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR): An Introduction (5-8)
  • Elementary Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR): An Introduction (K-5)
  • MSTAR: Geometric Approach to Algebra Readiness (6-8)
    • MSTAR, ESTAR and MSTAR Geometric Approach to Algebra Readiness professional development series focuses on addressing the needs of all learners through response-to-intervention (RtI) strategies that focus on integrating the TEKS and creating quality Tier 1 lessons.
  • MSTAR Academy: Foundations for Grades (5-6)
  • MSTAR Academy: Foundations for Grades (7-8) 
    • MSTAR Academies provide content-based professional development focusing on the how and what to teach to engage students in concepts and content.
  • Algebra I End-of-Course professional development (Summer 2010)
  • Geometry End-of-Course professional development (Summer 2011)
  • Algebra II End-of-Course professional development (Summer 2011)
    • End-of Course professional development series provide content-based professional development to high school teachers.

Grant Opportunities:

Funding Information  

 

MSTAR Development (TxRCFP & Professional Development) (5-8)         $899,975
ESTAR Professional Development (K-5)$220,000
Algebra Readiness Grants (6-8)$48,187,000
Technology Based Supplemental Instruction in Math (2-5)$3,000,000
Technology Based Supplemental Instruction in Math (5-8) $3,000,000
MSTAR Math Academies (5-8)$20,200,000
Mathematics end-of-course professional development (9-12) $4,500,000
MSTAR Geometric Approach to Algebra Readiness (6-8)$303,238
MSTAR Universal Screener (5-8)$3,400,000
Total    $83,701,213

Laws and Rules

  •  General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 53, 2007 
  •  Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title II, Part B
  •  General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 42, 2009 

Contacts

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