About Colorado Math Corps
Math Corps was developed in Minnesota and has since been replicated in five states, with Colorado being the newest. 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.
- 1,761 students served at 56 Colorado school sites
- 54% of student participants exceeded their target growth rate in math
- 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
- Serve in a school five days a week and use evidence-based math interventions to work with small groups of 4th-8th graders who are struggling in math
- Conduct intervention sessions that are 30-45 minutes. Each student on the caseload is seen 90 minutes per week
- Serve a caseload of at least 26 students
- Monitor student progress bi-monthly and meet with Internal and CYC coaches to assess data and support student success
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.
Colorado Math Corps is sponsored in part by Weld County through the generous support of United Way of Weld County and their donors.