The non-profit education researcher MIND Research Institute announced that elementary school students at 46 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) using MIND’s ST Math® visual math software program in 2010/11 achieved a 13.6-point gain in math proficiency on the 2011 California Standards Test (CST). The Whitman-Harsh Family Foundation will invest $500,000 to deliver the MIND ST Math® program to ten Los Angeles schools, including five Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
The Los Angeles Math Initiative (LAMI) is a community partnership to help schools and teachers elevate student math performance through the utilization of the ST (Spatial Temporal) Math Program. By linking corporate, foundation and individual philanthropic partners, local education agencies and the non-profit MIND Research Institute, the Math Initiative is designed to significantly raise math scores, particularly in schools with historically low achievement levels. Since inception, the Los Angeles Math Initiative has awarded $3.6 million of grant commitments and has raised $1.13 million prior to today’s announcement.