All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The 2023-24 Mathematics Digital Supplement Program will support the implementation of a digital supplement program for students in 4th and 8th grade. Studies show that high-quality digital supplements have demonstrated effectiveness for accelerating academic growth with diverse populations. MIND Education is the successful bidder for this program and the available Digital Supplement Program is ST Math. The 2023-24 Mathematics Digital Supplement Program will fund up to 50% of the cost for the district to purchase the ST Math program, train staff, and implement the program for the 23-24 School Year. ST Math is a computer-based program designed to enrich and deepen 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 ST Math or a continuation.
MIND Education will provide schools and districts with access to the ST Math program, professional learning to support teachers' implementation of the program, and provide relevant data and evidence of student progress and growth in mathematics. MIND Education will invoice DESE directly for services as defined in the contract agreement.
Prior to submitting an application, the district/school/charter should determine their needs based on student numbers and appropriate professional learning needed.
All Massachusetts public school districts, schools, and charter schools are eligible to apply. Initial approval of funds for the 2023-24 Mathematics Digital Supplement Program is based on the school/district commitment to expectations for implementation, competitive priorities, and funding availability. Districts/schools/charters are encouraged to apply regardless of their status regarding the competitive priorities.
DESE will give Competitive Priority to:
Initial applications will be reviewed based on the date received and evaluated based on the Competitive Priorities identified above. Districts and Schools will receive notification of approval as quickly as possible.
The initial application window is open now and will remain open based on available funding.
New Users of ST MATH can receive Two 90 - minute sessions - for up to 50 participants for new user sites - $1,500. MIND will strive to fill as many seats as possible within each district.
Returning Users of ST Math can choose from the following virtual options
Available funding based on number of schools in participating district. $750 for each 90 min session. MIND will strive to fill as many seats as possible within each district.
Districts/Schools/Charters that participated in Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for students during the 2021-22 or 2022-23 school year(s) can apply to continue their use of ST Math if they wish. The application process is the same for all districts.
Last Updated: September 11, 2023
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