BURNSVILLE, Minn.--To improve elementary mathematics performance, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 191 recently used a No Child Left Behind grant to develop Math Mentor teachers, responsible for leading the district's implementation of Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics program. The idea has generated improved math scores for students in Math Mentor classrooms.

The model designed by District 191 focused on preparing approximately 70 teachers, one at each grade level at each school, to become Math Mentors. During the 2003-2004 school year, the Math Mentor teachers began working with Everyday Mathematics, teaching the program in their classrooms and attending training sessions.

In fall 2004, all...

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