Emerging Solutions #2 - It Takes a Village: Central Texas Mathematics Alignment Taskforce
Recognizing that student proficiency and success rates in mathematics are much lower than desired in Central Texas, as is commonly the case elsewhere, the region’s education leaders decided in 2018 to address the problem directly and established the Central Texas Math Alignment Taskforce (CTXMAT). Less than two years later, changes are underway in K-12, community colleges, and universities that all expect will lead to greater achievement in mathematics for all of their students. Further, this effort serves as an example for the nation in creating a cohesive regional alignment platform to address equity goals and student success.
This brief shares how CTXMAT used collective impact to work towards improving student outcomes. It describes the task force’s goals, process, and initial results, illustrating the value and success of this approach.