Applications for School Year 21-22 closing soon
All initial applications must be submitted on or before September 29, 2021.
Coming Soon!Information for opportunities for the 22-23 School year
Since COVID-19 caused the unexpected closure of schools in March 2020, school systems across Massachusetts have experienced an unprecedented level of disruption. While school and district leaders, educators, students, and families have demonstrated ingenuity and perseverance over the last year, students across grades K–12 did not receive typical mathematics instruction. Therefore, students could benefit from the opportunity to accelerate their math learning over the summer and also receive targeted instruction using high-quality instructional materials in the 21-22 school year.
To support schools and districts in accelerating student learning of mathematics, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has selected vendors to provide specific services as outlined below for three scopes of work. Across all scopes, vendors will provide schools and districts with free access to the mathematics program and components, professional learning to support teachers' implementation of the program, and provide relevant data and evidence of student progress and growth in mathematics. Vendors will invoice DESE directly for services as defined in the contract agreement.
For any questions about these opportunities, please email AcceleratingMath@mass.gov.
The Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students programs can help you in 3 different ways:
Access to High-Quality Instruction core mathematics materials to accelerate student learning in grades K–12 during the 2021-22 school year. This includes educator training specifically designed to target the unique needs of the 2021-22 school year embedded within the high-quality core math program.
The following successful bidders received contract awards.
Access to a Digital Conceptual Mathematics Program for summer 2021 and the 2021-22 school year for grades K–8. The Computer-based programs will be designed to enrich and deepen K–8 students' conceptual understanding of mathematics through a visually based approach utilizing interactive, engaging, and age-appropriate software.
Access to specifically designed summer intensive programming based on High-Quality Instruction Materials to accelerate student learning in grades K–12 to prepare for the 2021-22 school year.
As an initial step, the district/school/charter should determine the summer and/or schoolyear need(s), research the options, and make a preliminary selection of materials (please refer to the resources at the bottom of the webpage for additional support and guidance).
All initial applications must be submitted to AcceleratingMath@mass.gov on or before September 29, 2021.
All Massachusetts public school districts, schools, and charter schools are eligible to apply. Initial approval of funds for the Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students 2021-2022 programs is based on the school/districts' commitment to expectations for implementation, competitive priorities, and funding availability.
Competitive priority will be given to:
Last Updated: September 3, 2021
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