Grant Overview
Math-Science Partnership (MSP)

Name of Grant

Science PLUS (Promoting Learning & Understanding for Students) Network

Acronym For Grant

Math-Science Partnership (MSP)

Amount of Funding


Length of Funding

3 years

Beginning and End Dates

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013

Source of Funding

Math-Science Partnership (MSP) is funded by U.S. Department of Education through the Kentucky Department of Education

Districts Served

Cumberland County, Campbellsville Ind., Daviess County, Glasgow Ind.,

Grayson County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Hart County,

Logan County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Taylor County,

Todd County, Union County

Numbers of schools served

15 high schools

Number of students served

More than 3600 students served (30 Teacher Leaders x 120 students per teacher)

Number of teachers participating (if applicable)


Grade Levels served

Multiple levels in grade 9 – 12 (high school biology or chemistry)

Project Personnel

Project Evaluator

Contact Information



Math-Science Partnership (MSP) - Major Grant Components

Major Grant Components
  • Formative Assessment Training
  • Science Literacy Training
  • Science Specific Content & Scientific Inquiry though training and use of provided Pasco SPARK
  • PhD / University level faculty trainers
  • Mentors/Coaches providing on-site training and support
  • Professional Learning Communities

- Major Sources of Research

Participating biology and chemistry teachers released for direct training outside of school as follows:

Year 1 (2010-2011)
2 days Form. Assessment training
2 days Literacy in Science Institute
3 days content training (biology & chemistry separate for content days)
1 day (Saturday) for pre-assessment (Praxis)
Summer 1 (2011)
3 days work with new Science standards
(Framework for new Common Core standards for science - summer 2011)

Year 2 (2011-2012)
4 days content/standards training
3 days site visits to Model/Demonstration Classrooms
Summer 2 (2012)
4 days developing/sharing classroom products (lesson plans, assessment items, etc.)

Year 3 (2012-2013)
2 days content/standards training
3 days of site visits to Model/Demonstration Classrooms
Summer 3 (2013)
1 day (Saturday) for post assessment (Praxis)



- Additional Resources