The West Texas Middle School Math Partnership
The West Texas Middle School Mathematics Partnership (WTMSMP) is a partnership consisting of four institutions of higher education (IHEs), an independent school district and three Texas Educational Service Center Regions (ESCs). The partners serve 15,168 teachers with 199,584 students spread over 84,000 square miles of West Texas. The ultimate goal of WTMSMP is for the student population of this region, comprised of a large percentage of disadvantaged and Hispanic youth, to reach higher levels of mathematical achievement as a result of interactions with math teachers who possess a deep conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics, have a strong belief in their ability to teach mathematics to diverse student populations, and have the self-determination to influence colleagues and administrators.
Support provided by the National Science Foundation Math Science Partnerships Program under Award No. 0831420.