Program Office: Office of School Support and Technology Programs
CFDA Number: 84.319
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
The Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia program consists of ten regional service providers to help improve mathematics and science education throughout the Nation. These ten consortia are specifically charged to (1) provide technical assistance for the implementation of teaching methods and assessment tools for use by elementary and secondary students, teachers, and administrators; (2) disseminate exemplary mathematics and science educational materials; and (3) build networks among mathematics and science resources within their regions and nationally. The ten regional consortia also work in collaboration with the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse to share resources and make them available to schools throughout the country.
Examples of Consortia assistance include providing professional development in the use of hands-on science curriculum, integrated mathematics and science content, cooperative learning, and alternative assessment; extending the impact of professional development through electronic networks; and assisting states and school districts in developing, aligning, and implementing curriculum frameworks, performance standards, and assessments. They also help educators, policymakers, and the public understand the implications of research studies on teaching and learning.