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Learning Point Associates Services:
Race to the Top Priorities

Our 25 years of experience is focused on the Absolute, Competitive, and Invitational priority areas of the Race to the Top funds and will give your proposal a competitive advantage. We can bring our knowledge and expertise to Race to the Top proposals and initiatives:

Priority State Requirements How We Can Help

Absolute Priority

The state must show how it will comprehensively address:

 

Standards and Assessments

Our Surveys of Enacted Curriculum and Curriculum Alignment will allow you to enhance your standards and provide high-quality assessments of student achievement.

Data Systems to Support Instruction

Our design, delivery, and technical assistance services will reform your state’s process for collecting longitudinal data.

Our analytic support will allow you to easily access and accurately use state data.

Our data workshops and coaching and data systems tutorials will provide district administrators and teachers with the support they need to improve instruction and increase student achievement.

Great Teachers and Leaders

Coordinate the project plan, budget, and timeline.

Implement the approach for baseline data collection.

Establish metrics and reporting requirements.

Develop a communications plan and protocols.

Monitor progress toward meeting goals and objectives.

Turning Around Struggling Schools

  • Increase student achievement
  • Reduce achievement gaps across student subgroups
  • Increase rates at which high school graduates are prepared for college and careers

Our district or school-based curriculum audits, curriculum alignment, and Surveys of Enacted Curriculum will provide the staff and community with the support, solid data foundation, and ongoing monitoring needed to turn around struggling schools.

Competitive Priority The state must describe plans to address the need to:

Offer a rigorous course of study in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Cooperate with partners to integrate STEM content areas across grades and disciplines.

Prepare more students for advanced STEM careers.

Our expertise will help you meet Race to the Top STEM requirements. Learning Point Associates is an active partner in the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and for 13 years ran the North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium. Learn more about our STEM work.

Invitational Priority The state must describe plans to address the need to:

Adopt and expand statewide longitudinal data systems.

Our design, delivery, and technical assistance services will reform your state’s process for collecting longitudinal data.

Coordinate and align PK–20 education.

Our work with states to convene key leaders to help align their PK–20 programs will create a more seamless route for students.

Improve school-level conditions for reform and innovation.

Our district and school improvement services, including our curriculum audits, curriculum alignment, and Surveys of Enacted Curriculum, will help create the right conditions for change.



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