Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/16/2018 - 6:00 PM
Category: Report on Contracts
Type: Info/Action
Subject: MIND Research Institute
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Policy:
Enclosure: MIND Research Institute
File Attachment:
Mind Research Institute SBOARD SUMMARY.docx
Summary: Company will support the District with an online learning software program to support student achievement in math in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This online learning software program, slated for September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019, will provide the necessary supports for students to prepare for the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS).

The company will provide access to ST Math and professional development at Asa Messer,
Roger Williams, and Webster.

ST Math is a standards-aligned program that creates opportunities to move away from
mere digitized math drills and puts them in the mindset to think creatively. Challenging
games help kids explore non-routine problems and build number sense instead of
memorizing disconnected facts.

ST Math starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas
to the symbols and language. With visual learning, students are better equipped to tackle
unfamiliar math problems, recognize patterns, and build conceptual understanding.
Without language barriers, the problem is accessible to all students, regardless of skill
level or language background.
Funding: Title 1
Contingent Upon Funding (School Based Funding)
Recommendation: Administration recommends School Board approval
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Ginamarie Masiello - Supervisor of mathematics
Signed By:
Cameron Berube - Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
Signed By:
Thomas P. Flanagan - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Michael DAntuono - Business Manager
Signed By:
Christopher N. Maher - Superintendent
Vote Results: