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About Colorado Math Corps

Math Corps was developed in Minnesota and has since been replicated in 8 states. Colorado Math Corps places full-time AmeriCorps members in schools to provide evidence-based math support to 4th-8th grade students struggling in math and track their progress until they reach their learning goals.

Math skills, particularly algebra proficiency by the end of 8th grade, are highly predictive of high school graduation. Math tutoring during the school day has been proven to be the most effective tutoring method for students post-pandemic.

2022-2023 Impact

  • 1,761 students were served at 56 Colorado school sites.
  • Students who participated in Math Corps accelerated their performance on a variety of skills and had better outcomes than comparable students who did not participate.

Why This Work Matters

  • According to spring 2023 state testing, only one in three eighth graders were at grade level in math last spring.
  • Experts expect academic recovery from the pandemic to take years. Impacts to academic achievement and social-emotional skill development, combined with a statewide teacher shortage, have also slowed recovery efforts statewide.
  • Proficiency in math is highly predictive of graduating high school and is correlated with attending college and higher lifetime earnings.

How AmeriCorps Members Help

  • Tutors use evidence-based math interventions in  small groups (2-3 students).
  • Tutors serve a caseload of at least 26 students and conduct intervention sessions that are 20-45 minutes. Each student on the caseload is seen 90 minutes per week.
  • Tutors monitor student progress bi-monthly and meet with coaches to assess data and support student success.

Interested in Becoming a Colorado Math Corps Member?

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Colorado Youth for a Change will not discriminate for or against any service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.

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Colorado Math Corps is sponsored in part in Weld County through the generous support of United Way of Weld County and their donors.

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