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Mathematics

Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF)

Published: 7/22/2021 10:15 AM

Welcome to the Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) grant community! There are currently 95 schools across the state implementing the MAF grant. We are delighted to have you as a part of the MAF team at your school. On this page, you will find the important information you will need to get started.

Background

The Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) grant provides schools with funds for teacher training and implementation of intervention services that address the needs of students in the primary program who are struggling with meeting grade level or benchmark expectations for mathematics.  The intervention services should promote effective instructional practices in mathematics.  Selected mathematics intervention services should be based on data specific to the needs of the identified students.   

As specified in KRS 158.844, the intervention services selected must:  

  • be provided to a student by a certified teacher with training in intervention services for primary students 
  • be based on reliable, replicable research; and 
  • be based on the ongoing assessment of individual student needs. 

The mathematics intervention services and programs selected by schools will determine the instructional method required for implementation (e.g., one on one, students grouped for the specific purpose of receiving appropriate intervention services). 

The fiscal agent for the application for public schools must be a local school district. 

Become Familiar with the Grant

We encourage each MIT to read the MAF Request for Application (RFA), Assurance Document, and the school’s proposal to fully understand the requirements of the grant implementation.  Please keep a copy of each of these documents on hand, either electronically or as a hard copy. 
 
Meet with your Mathematics School Team and RTI School Team
One of your first tasks is to schedule time to meet with your teams to discuss the upcoming year. Working with the MAF grant is a collaborative process. The MIT should meet with the school's teams on a regular basis to discuss appropriate grant implementation, upcoming events, testing windows, etc. The expectation is that no one person is solely responsible for implementation of the MAF grant. MAF communication is sent to the MIT who is responsible for sharing important information with others in the building.  It also prevents critical information from being overlooked, reduces the risk of communication gaps, and helps ensure the school remains in compliance with their grant.

Please contact Erin Chavez at kde.maf@education.ky.gov with any questions the MAF grant.  

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