MCPER’s Mathematics Institute recently received a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for Project AIM: Algebra-Readiness Intervention Modules for At-Risk Students. The purpose of this 3-year project is to develop two sets of instructional modules that focus on mathematics concepts and skills important for success in algebra. More information about Project AIM is available on the IES website.
In addition, MCPER is a partner in the new Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also funded by IES. During the development phase, MCPER will adapt and test the feasibility of Collaborative Strategic Reading for high school students with autism spectrum disorders in academic content area courses. This effort will be part of a larger school- and community-based comprehensive treatment model to be developed and tested in years 3–5. More information about the center is available on the IES website.