The Western Kentucky Math Science Partnership (WKYMSP) is a Start-Partnership comprised of core partners Western Kentucky University, as the lead, Hopkinsville Community College, Bowling Green Community College, the Greater River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC), Christian County Public Schools, and Hart County Schools. The intent of this proposal is to establish an expanded Partnership to address the documented state, local and national challenge of improving teaching and learning in middle school to insure access to and success of ALL students in rigorous high school mathematics and science.
The WKYMSP employs an evidence-based problem-solving process to collect and analyze data directly related to: declining mathematics and science scores of middle school students; systematic STEM and Education faculty-school practitioner engagement in inquiry related to the problem; consideration of research-based solutions and planning school curriculum; and instructional and professional development strategies to be implemented and tested for measurable results. The project work includes an effort to increase the diversity of the teaching force.
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