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News Release 06-029

NSF's Math and Science Partnerships Make the Grade

Early analysis shows K-12 student proficiency rising with new educational approaches

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NSF's Math and Science Partnership program shows increased student proficiency.

Analysis of early data from NSF's Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program shows K-12 student proficiency rising in conjunction with new educational approaches. Forty-eight partnerships and more than 30 other tool-development and evaluation projects comprise NSF's current MSP portfolio.

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Student achievement at 130 schools participating in the NSF MSP.

Student achievement at 130 schools participating in the NSF Math and Science Partnership program is illustrated. The percentage of students "at or above proficiency" is shown for two school years. The percentage change is shown atop each pair of bars. The "*" denotes a statistically significant change at the 0.05 level (i.e., 1 in 20 chance the change results from random chance).

Credit: National Science Foundation


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NSF's Math and Science Partnerships pioneer advances in math and science education.

Through the Math and Science Partnership program, NSF awards competitive, merit-based grants to teams composed of institutions of higher education, local K-12 school systems and supporting partners. At their core, Partnerships contain at least one institution of higher education and one K-12 school system.

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