Title II, Part B, Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP), is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in math and/or science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. This grant provides districts and schools with the opportunity to partner with faculty from the science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) departments in institutions of higher education.
Partnerships must include STEM faculty in institutions of higher education and at least one "high need" local school district. Other partners may include public charter schools or other public schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.
MSP programs provide enhanced and ongoing professional development for math and science teachers with the goal of increasing teachers’ subject matter knowledge and promoting the effective use of research-based teaching methods. Over 90 Colorado districts have been involved in Mathematics and Science Partnerships.
General Program Information
- List of Colorado's MSP Funded Partnerships - Cohorts 1-10 (PDF)
- 2014 MSP Conference Materials
- MSP Evaluation Reports
Additional MSP Application Resources
2014 - 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP)
- 2014 - 2015 Mathematics and Science Partnerships RFP (PDF)
- RFP Cover Page, Signature Pages, Assurances, and Consultation with Nonpublic Schools Form (DOC)
- Letter of Intent (DOC)
- 2014 - 2015 MSP Electronic Budget (XLS)
- 2014 - 2015 Eligible Schools (PDF)
Information for Current Grantees
2014-2015 End of Year Reporting
- USDE Title II-B Programs (Mathematics and Science Partnerships)
- ED-MSP Website
The ED-MSP website provides information about MSP legislation, administrative guidance, resources, conferences and other events, and summaries of evaluation findings. The website is also used for MSP grantees to register for MSP conferences and report annual program implementation and impact reports to the U.S. Department of Education.
- The Math and Science Partnership Network
MSPnet is an electronic learning community for the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program.
- National Science Teachers Association
The NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Members include science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving math education. NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
- The Evaluation Exchange
Harvard Family Research Project's evaluation periodical, The Evaluation Exchange, addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field. The Evaluation Exchange highlights innovative methods and approaches to evaluation, emerging trends in evaluation practice, and practical applications of evaluation theory.
- The What Works Clearinghouse
The WWC was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.
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