Center for Instructional Support

Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students 2022-2023

The Application Period for This Program Has Ended. No New Applications Will Be Accepted

We are pleased to announce that Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students program has been extended into the 2022-2023 school year. Districts/Schools/Charters can apply now for access to High-Quality Core Mathematics Instructional Materials and/or a Digital Supplemental program for the 2022-2023 school year (See details below).

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 years, students across grades K–12 did not receive typical mathematics instruction. Therefore, students could benefit from the continued opportunity to accelerate their math learning through targeted instruction using high-quality instructional materials in the 2022-2023 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. 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.

All MA public Districts/Schools/Charters may apply for the services described below. This can be a new adoption or continuation of implementation. This includes Districts/Schools/Charters that participated in Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for students during the 2021-22 school year continuing their use of core math materials and/or digital supplemental materials and continued professional development (See below for details).

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For any questions about these opportunities, please email AcceleratingMath@mass.gov .

Core Math Instructional Materials

All Massachusetts public Districts/Schools/Charters may apply for free access to high-quality core instructional mathematics materials for the 2022-23 school year. This could be a new adoption of materials or a continuation of the use of materials. This can also include applications limited to only professional development for the approved vendors.

The Apparent Successful Bidders listed below will receive contract awards pending the successful conclusion of negotiations, if needed, and execution of contract documents.

Core Instructional MaterialsK–56–89–12
Agile MindAgile Mind with Agile AssessmentAgile Mind with Agile Assessment
Intensified Algebra 1
Carnegie LearningCarnegie Learning Middle School Math SolutionCarnegie Learning High School Math Solution
(AGA or Integrated)
Curriculum Associatesi-Ready Classroom Mathematicsi-Ready Classroom Mathematics
Imagine Learning (formerly Edgenuity)LearnZillion Illustrative MathLearnZillion Illustrative MathLearnZillion Illustrative Math (AGA)
Fishtank LearningFishtank Plus MathFishtank Plus Math
Great MindsEureka MathEureka MathEureka Math (AGA)
Houghton Mifflin HarcourtInto Math with WaggleInto Math with WaggleInto AGA
McGraw HillReveal MathReveal Math
Illustrative Math
Reveal Math (AGA)
Reveal Math Integrated (I, II, III)
Illustrative Math (AGA)
ZearnZearnZearn

Professional Development to Support Core Math Instructional Materials

Applicants for adoption of new Core Math Instructional Materials are required to include funding for foundational professional development to prepare educators for implementation of the materials. More information about the professional development offered by each vendor is available at Accelerating Math Vendor Details.

Applicants in year 2 or beyond of implementation of an approved Core Math Instructional program can apply for additional targeted professional development. The professional development is limited to supporting the use of a core math program listed above, and not the Digital Supplemental programs or other core programs. See below for professional development budget details.

Each publisher offers a variety of professional development services; therefore, you will need to work with your publisher to make a plan that works for your specific needs. We encourage you to consider the needs of all staff (teachers, administrators, coaches, etc.) supporting implementation of the math program in 2022-23.

Digital, Conceptual Supplement

Access to a Digital Conceptual Mathematics Program for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 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. All MA public Districts/Schools/Charters may apply. This could be a new adoption of a digital supplement or a continuation.

The Apparent Successful Bidders listed below will receive contract awards pending the successful conclusion of negotiations, if needed, and execution of contract documents.

Digital, Conceptual SupplementK–56–8
Carnegie LearningK–6: Zorbit's Math Adventure6: Zorbit's Math Adventure
6–8: MATHia
Curriculum Associatesi-Ready Assessment and Personalized Instructioni-Ready Assessment and Personalized Instruction
Imagine Learning (formerly Edgenuity)MyPath
Pathblazer
MyPath
Houghton Mifflin HarcourtWaggle Adaptive Practice used with Into Math Core ProgramWaggle Adaptive Practice used with Into Math Core Program
McGraw HillK–3: Redbird
4–5: ALEKS
ALEKS
MIND ResearchST Math6: ST Math
ZearnZearnZearn

Application Process for Districts/Schools/and Charter Schools

Prior to submitting an application, 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).

  1. Submit the Initial Approval Application to DESE at AcceleratingMath@mass.gov ,
  2. Once the Initial Approval Application is processed and approved by DESE, the applicant will work with the selected vendor to prepare a quote for materials, licenses, and professional development. The applicant will then submit the Final Approval Form and prepared quote to DESE at AcceleratingMath@mass.gov ,
  3. Once the Final Approval Form and quotes are authorized, DESE will communicate to the applicant and the selected vendor(s) to move forward.
  4. Vendor(s) will invoice DESE directly for services as defined in the contract agreement and based on the quote.

Eligibility and Priority

All initial applications must be submitted directly to AcceleratingMath@mass.gov .

* Due to the high demand for these resources, all initial applications must be submitted by March 31st.

All Massachusetts public school districts, schools, and charter schools are eligible to apply. Initial approval of funds for the Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students 2022-2023 programs is based on the school/districts' commitment to expectations for implementation, competitive priorities, and funding availability. Districts/schools/charters do not need to meet competitive priorities to apply at any time; all application periods are open to all public-school districts and charters.

Initial Approval Applications will be reviewed, and funds allocated based on the following phased due dates:

  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Thursday March 31, 2022 *

At each due date, applications received to that date will be reviewed and evaluated based on the Competitive Priorities identified below. Applicants should submit their Initial Approval Application to AcceleratingMath@mass.gov .

Initial Application window is open now and will remain open based on available funding.

Competitive Priorities

Competitive priority will be given to District/School/Charters based on the follow priorities:

  1. Districts adopting and implementing a new High-Quality Core Math Program for 22-23 (Districts shifting away from lower quality materials)
  2. Districts with at least one school; or schools that are identified:
    • as requiring assistance in the state accountability system based upon 2019 data and/or
    • with an overall accountability percentile of 20 or below based upon 2019 data.
  3. Districts or schools whose total student population is comprised of 10% or more students identified as English Learners.
  4. Districts or schools that serve a population of students of which over 50% are identified as Low-Income.

Note for Applicants that participated in Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for students during the 2021-22 school year

Districts/Schools/Charters that participated in Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for students during the 2021-22 school year can apply to continue their use of core math materials and/or digital supplemental materials and continued professional development. The Application process is the same for all districts regardless of 2021-22 participation status. See below for additional information about professional development budgeting and options.

Budget Details for Professional Development to Support Core Math Instructional Materials in Year 2 or Beyond

Applicants in year 2 or beyond of implementation of an approved Core Math Instructional program can apply for additional targeted professional development not included in the foundational professional development package. The professional development is limited to supporting the use of a core math program listed above, and not the Digital Supplemental programs or other core programs.

The maximum professional development funding available to each applicant is based on the number of classroom teachers included in your implementation of the core program, with a rate of $10,000 per 25 teachers. So, for example, if 70 classroom teachers are implementation the core program you can request up to $30,000 in professional development from the publisher for 2022-23. If your district/school/charter has under 25 classroom teachers included, you can still request up to $10,000. The requested professional development can include some or all the classroom teachers implementing the core program. Please email AcceleratingMath@mass.gov . with any questions about funding allocations, or have reasonable need to exceed the maximum.

Each publisher offers a variety of professional development services; therefore you will need to work with your publisher to make a plan that works for your specific needs. We encourage you to consider the needs of all staff (teachers, administrators, coaches, etc.) supporting implementing the math program in 2022-23.

Note about School and District Applications

  • Districts must communicate with the individual schools for which the funds will be used to guarantee schoolwide implementation of the purchased materials.
  • Schools should communicate with district leadership before applying. No school will be allowed to be funded in the case of redundancy with a district application.

Last Updated: June 24, 2022

 
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