September 18, 2013
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
Availability of Reasoning Mind's math system for Texas districts
The purpose of this correspondence is to notify districts of the opportunity
to participate in Reasoning Mind's comprehensive early algebra preparation
system at no cost for the 2013-2015 biennium (2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school
Funding for this initiative was authorized by the General
Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 62, 83rd Texas Legislature,
(2013) with the goal of improving student achievement in mathematics and
preparing students to meet the Algebra I end-of-course standard.
Reasoning Mind is a 501(c)(3) organization that partners with schools to
help better prepare students in early grades for later success in algebra.
Reasoning Mind partners with schools to offer a comprehensive and coherent
digital math education system integrating a TEKS-aligned curriculum,
individualized online learning for students, and customized professional
development for teachers for grades 2 through 6. To learn more about Reasoning
Mind visit http://www.reasoningmind.org.
If a district is
selected for this opportunity, participating campuses will be provided
resources and services at no cost beginning as early as September 2013 and
continuing through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. Each campus will
receive access to the Reasoning Mind online mathematics curriculum for students
in grades 2-6, professional development for teachers and administrators
serving those students, and regular support sessions by qualified
Districts interested in learning more about
participating in the Reasoning Mind program are invited to attend
informational webinars held on September 20, 24, and 25 and on October 1, 3,
8, and 10. All webinars will contain similar content. To register for a
webinar visit http://webinars.reasoningmind.org.
To confirm your
district's eligibility to participate in this program, contact Reasoning Mind
by completing the online form at http://www.reasoningmind.org/texas or sending an email to
later than October 15, 2013. For questions about the program or application
process, please contact Michael Hokom, Lead Enrollment Specialist, Reasoning
Mind, by phone at 832-255-2924 or by email at Michael.Hokom@reasoningmind.org.
Interim Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs