The Institute for Education Sciences intends for this program to fulfill five goals: (1) identifying curriculum and instructional practices that are potentially effective for improving math or science outcomes for students with disabilities or those at high risk for disabilities, as well as mediators and moderators of the effects of these practices; (2) developing new interventions and approaches to math and science education for students with disabilities or those at high risk for disabilities that will eventually result in improving math and science achievement; (3) establishing the efficacy of existing interventions and approaches to math and science education for these students; (4) providing evidence on the effectiveness of math and science interventions implemented at scale; and (5) developing and validating assessments for math and science learning. Mathematics interventions may be for students from kindergarten through adult education; science interventions may be for students from kindergarten through high school. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., curricula, programs) that have been demonstrated to be effective for improving math and science learning and achievement. The number of awards made under each competition will depend upon the quality of the applications received.

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