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