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Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics/Science Education (PROM/SE)


Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics and Science Education (PROM/SE) is a joint partnership between Michigan State University (MSU) and five consortia of school districts in Michigan and Ohio. The consortia includes three Intermediate School Districts in Michigan-Ingham, Calhoun, and St. Clair County, and two consortia in Ohio-the High AIMS Consortium and the SMART Consortium. The nearly sixty districts represent the broad range of social, economic, and cultural characteristics found in the United States as a whole being situated in large urban cities (Cleveland and Cincinnati) and their suburbs, in medium size cities with large minority populations such as Lansing, and in very rural areas such as those in St. Clair and Calhoun Counties.

The Partnership utilizes a unique combination of research and practice. Detailed data from all students and teachers using instruments from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is gathered. On the basis of these data Action Teams of mathematicians, scientists, teacher educators and K-12 personnel collaborate to develop more focused and challenging content standards, align standards with instructional materials and improve mathematics and science teaching. Evidence-based and content focused professional development improves the subject matter knowledge of nearly 7000 teachers of mathematics and science. Associates for mathematics and for science are fully prepared and engaged in the complex work of helping undertake substantial reform in all 715 schools. The mathematics and science opportunities for approximately 300,000 students improve and tracking is addressed. 800 preservice students participate and MSU reforms the preparation of future teachers through revision of preservice education courses and programs.

Partner sites mirror the diversity of the nation as a whole and the prototype is exportable and replicable on a larger scale.

Site Contributions
04/04/13Springing to Life: How Greater Educational Equality Could Grow from the Common Core Mathematics Standards
08/16/12Curriculum Coherence: An Examination Of US Mathematics And Science Content Standards From An International Perspective
07/19/12Inequality for All: The challenge of unequal opportunity in American schools
04/19/12Towards Coherence in Science Instruction: A Framework for Science Literacy
04/19/128+1 Science Video
04/19/12PROM/SE: The Quest for Coherence
03/06/12PROM/SE: The Quest for Coherence
06/22/09PROM/SE Summer Mathematics Academy
06/22/09Research Report - Content Coverage and the Role of Instructional Leadership
04/23/09Research Report - Variation Across Districts in Intended Topic Coverage: Mathematics
04/23/09Research Report - Opportunities to Learn in PROM/SE Classrooms: Teachers' Reported Coverage of Mathematics Content
12/15/08Curriculum Coherence Institutes
07/03/08Research Report - Dividing Opportunities: Tracking in High School Mathematics
07/03/08Research Report - Dividing Opportunities: Tracking in High School Science
06/26/08PROM/SE Summer Science 2008 "More on the Evolution of Life"
01/14/08PROM/SE offers "The Evolution of Everything"
04/19/07High School Mathematics Trajectories: Connecting Opportunities to Learn with Student Performance
03/07/07PROM/SE 2007 Summer Science Institute
03/07/07PROM/SE 2007 Summer Mathematics Academy
01/18/07Research Report - Knowing Mathematics: What We Can Learn from Teachers
06/15/06PROM/SE Summer Mathematics Special Course Offering
06/15/06PROM/SE Summer Mathematics Academies
06/15/06PROM/SE Summer Science Institute
04/28/06What's New @ PROM/SE
04/28/06Research Report - Making the Grade: Fractions in Your Schools
01/22/04MSU, Partners Receive $35 Million To Improve Science And Math Education