Math Corps increases opportunities to learn and practice fundamental math skills related to whole and rational number understanding. AmeriCorps tutors are matched with a school and provide individualized support to a caseload of approximately 24 students in pairs or groups of three for 90 minutes each week in 30-45 minute sessions. Math Corps places members in seven states. The success of the program is built on the collective value of three core features: Science-Driven Intervention, Data-Based Decision-Making, and Training and Coaching
Conducted by Ecotone Partners, this evaluation demonstrated substantial return on investment for Math Corps. The largest benefits were observed for students, driven by increased graduation rates and earnings. The second largest beneficiaries were schools, who benefit from reduced expenditures as a result of fewer at-risk students in math.
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Conducted in partnership between NSSC and the University of Minnesota, this year-long randomized controlled trial observed statistically significant and meaningful effects on STAR Math and Fact Fluency scores--equivalent to a full semester or more of additional growth. However, significant effects were not observed on the state test.
Conducted in partnership between the NSSC and Penn State University, this semester-long randomized controlled trial observed statistically significant and meaningful effects on STAR Math, equivalent to a full semester or more of additional growth. The impact of the program was particularly strong among lower performing students.
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