July 17, 2019

George R. Martin Elementary School Joins ST Math Massachusetts Program to Enhance Math Learning

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Seekonk, MA – Seekonk Public Schools Superintendent Rich Drolet is pleased to announce that George R. Martin Elementary School has been selected to join the ST Math® Massachusetts Program. MIND Research Institute, in partnership with Mass STEM Hub, a program of the One8 Foundation, has selected 60 additional Massachusetts schools to build ST Math® programs for all students. The ST Math Massachusetts Program, which seeks to expand high-quality elementary math, began initial implementation with 54 schools last year and is continuing to expand.

ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate, and challenge PreK-8 students toward higher achievement. In a comparison of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results from the 2013/15 and 2016/17 school years, ST Math schools that implemented with high fidelity outgrew their counterparts in statewide math performance rank by 7.4 percentile points.

“We’re excited to be able to offer our students a math program with proven results and the ability to build powerful problem-solving skills,” said Kerry Hutchins, Martin Elementary School Assistant Principal, who facilitated he grant application at Martin Elementary School. “Building a conceptual understanding of math in these formative years will give students the best chance at future success.”

George R. Martin Elementary Schools submitted to a competitive and rigorous multi-step application process. As a program member, the school will not only have access to ST Math, but to additional support and features including:
• School grants to support adoption
• Additional professional development opportunities
• Personalized support from dedicated ST Math team members
• Access to enhanced student and teacher dashboards
• Cohort events to support best practices sharing and networking

“We are excited to work with MIND to welcome the second cohort of Massachusetts ST Math schools,” said Katherine Skrivan, Mass STEM Hub Director. “Through our partnership, we will work closely with educators to ensure they have the resources and support they need to provide high-quality programming for their students across the Commonwealth.”

Brett Woudenberg, MIND Research Institute CEO, added, “We’re grateful for Mass STEM Hub’s support of MIND Research Institute, and particularly for their continued commitment to solving the nation’s math crisis. Mass STEM Hub is impacting a socially, economically, and geographically diverse group of students and teachers, and all of them will benefit from deeper, more conceptual learning thanks to the ST Math Massachusetts Program.”

Dr. Rich Drolet, Superintendent of Schools
Seekonk Public Schools

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