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The Mathematics and Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (MSPGP) focuses on improving secondary mathematics and science, grades 6-12. In an effort to build the required linkages that address issues such as bringing strong local successes to scale and preventing program erosion over time, the MSPGP brings together as core partners 46 school districts and 13 institutions of higher education in eight Pennsylvania and four New Jersey counties in the region outside of Philadelphia. The MSPGP model includes a "Core Connector" organizational structure that provides a way to facilitate and grow partnerships between grades 6-12 teachers and administrators and faculty from higher educational institutions. To assess the progress of mathematics and science programs and college/university preservice programs, the MSPGP uses five-stage "On the Road to Reform" rubrics and customizes project activities to each circumstance depending on where any particular partner is on the journey.

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Project Contributions

Virtual Tutoring Pilot Program: Questions and Considerations for the Future
"This case study describes a Virtual Tutoring (VT) pilot project funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Math Science Partnership (MSP) sub-award. The project investigated the efficacy of using internet…
Understanding NSF Grantees' Engagement
Posted by: Deborah Pomeroy. Drawing upon survey data of 19 MSP grantees and 130 non-MSP NSF grantees in STEM-related disciplines from three Mid-Atlantic States, this study employs a mixed-method approach to explore to what…
Synergistic Interactions of K-16 Partnership Work, Research, and Teaching in Higher Education Science Faculty Members
Posted by: Deborah Pomeroy. Work between higher education faculty and K-12 schools and teachers is fairly common, sometimes initiated by schools, sometimes designed by science professors under the aegis of broader impact as mandated…
A Longitudinal Analysis of Institution of Higher Education Faculty Engagement in a Math and Science Partnership Project
Posted by: Ning Rui. Drawing on four years of survey data, the present study explores sources of variance that predict breadth, intensity, and persistence of engagement among college faculty in a National Science Foundation…
Impact of Math Science Partnership Work of Higher Education Faculty
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Previous studies within this research supplement have explored the hypothesis that engagement by higher education faculty in K-16 partnerships through various mechanisms may also…
The Financial and Non-Financial Factors Associated with 11th Grade Student Academic Proficiency in Math and Reading in Pennsylvania
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "This study was originally intended to explore the relationship between course enrollment and passing rates and performance on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey 11th…
Letting Go of the Reins: Learning about Scalability in the Context of one District-wide Implementation
Posted by: Donna Cleland. "This paper describes results from collaboration between ETS researchers and facilitators from the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (MSPGP). The two organizations piloted a district-wide...
Teaching the Math Teachers
Posted by: Victor Donnay. F. Joseph Merlino, Principle Investigator of the MSPGP, has over 10 years experience helping schools and school district implement integrated math programs. The MSPGP project will build upon these efforts...