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Technology Based Supplemental Mathematics Instruction Pilot Programs

 

Purpose

The Technology-Based Supplemental Mathematics Instructional Program in the 2009-2010 biennium was a pilot program (one for grades 2-5 and another for grades 5- 8). In the 2012-2013 biennium, the Technology-Based Supplemental Mathematics Instructional Program was provided for grades 2-4. The programs in each biennia share the aim of improving student achievement in mathematics and preparing students to meet the Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessment standard by achieving the following:

  • Targeting students who are at risk of failing mathematics
  • Using technology to provide an individualized, tailored path of learning, based on continuous analysis of each student’s history of performance 
  • Providing immediate feedback to completed assignments, demonstrating detailed, step-by-step solutions to missed problems 
  • Providing extensive teacher professional development 
  • Equipping school leaders to support and monitor teachers’ efforts to increase student achievement

Proven Dropout Prevention Strategy

The Texas Education Agency focuses state and federal resources on identifying and replicating proven strategies for dropout prevention and recovery. The Technology Based Supplemental Mathematics Instruction Pilot provides targeted academic support to address skill gaps and enrich the learning environment for students who are off track and struggling.

Eligibility

In the 2011-2012 cycle, school districts and open enrollment charter schools were eligible based on: 

  • Campus accountability rating
  • Campus grade levels served 
  • Geographic distribution

Performance

2011-2012 School Year

  • Grades 2-4
    • Provider is Reasoning Mind, Inc. and served 61 campuses schools in 23 school districts
    • Students served  - 10,901
    • Teachers served -      200

2009-2011 School Years

  • Grades 2-5
    • Provider is Reasoning Mind, Inc. and served 22 campuses schools in 9 school districts
    • Students served  - 4,401
    • Teachers served -    153
  • Grades 5-8
    • Provider is Carnegie Learning, Inc. and served 9 campuses in 9 school districts
    • Students served  - 3,123 
    • Teachers served -      77
  • State-level evaluation of Rider 42 projects due to Texas Legislature in 2013.
  • A final evaluation progress report from the grantee is due to TEA at the end of each project period.

Funding Information

  •  FY2010 - Grades 2-5 (March 8, 2010       - August 31, 2011) - $1,500,000
  •  FY2010 - Grades 5-8 (December 1, 2009 - August 31, 2011) - $1,200,000
  •  FY2011 - Grades 2-5 (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012) - $1,500,000
  •  FY2011 - Grades 5-8 (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012) - $1,200,000
  •  FY2012 - Grades 2-4 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012) - $2,250,000
  •  FY2013 - Grades 2-4 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012) - $2,250,000

Awards 

Laws and Rules

  • General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 56, 82nd Texas Legislature, 2911
  • General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 42, 2009  

Contacts

Federal and State Education Policy 
Stacy.Avery@tea.state.tx.us
512.936.6060

Page last modified on 5/9/2012 01:47:01 PM.