AR Tier 1 Mathematics Curriculum Grant
On July 14, 2020, the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support student-focused mathematics education in Arkansas. The purpose of the grant was to award Local Education Agency (LEA) competitive subgrants to select and implement Tier 1 Mathematics Curriculum (T1MC) in Arkansas Middle and High Schools that support the AR Math QuEST goals to:
- provide access to high quality, rigorous curriculum, and instruction for all students;
- promote equity and engagement of all students in meaningful mathematics learning experiences of reasoning and problem solving; and
- empower educators to help students develop positive identities as doers of mathematics to increase student achievement.