U.S. Dept. of Ed. awards district $2.1 million

U.S. Dept. of Ed. awards district $2.1 million
Posted on 01/03/2015

The U.S. Department of Education has recently announced a research grant valued at $2.1 million over three years to Franklin Pierce Schools to improve mathematics skills of students with disabilities. The competitive grant proposal was a joint effort by Franklin Pierce Schools and the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

The project objectives are to implement and evaluate a program of intensive intervention that increases math achievement among students with disabilities and other students with intensive learning needs and improves special education program quality for students and their parents.

Using a randomized cohort design, AIR will work with 10 students from each of the district's 8 elementary schools (80 students). It is expected that implementation supports will affect the quality  of the district's multi-tiered system of supports generally, which has the possibility to impact all of the district's 7,500 students.

If the results prove promising, findings may be presented to and adopted by other educational institutions across the country.