Achievement Connections is a targeted intervention focused on mathematics, with the goal of reducing the achievement gap in math in high schools in the Madison area. Our program is a partnership with MMSD, Middleton Cross-Plains Area School District, the United Way of Dane County, and the UW Morgridge Center for Public Service. 9th and 10th grade students are recommended to the program by their Algebra or Geometry teacher and are matched with a trained adult AmeriCorps tutor or volunteer tutor from the community for one-to-one tutoring that focuses on both homework support and “filling in the gaps.” Utilizing software such as Delta Math, we can create individualized student exercises to focus on foundational skills. Even though a large portion of our tutoring will still be in a virtual environment, we are excited that it can be done from our tutor center where we can really get to know our students again.
When considering students for enrollment in the program, we focus on these guidelines:
1) 9th graders taking Algebra 1 and 10th graders taking Geometry.
2) Students with a low C, D, or high F in math in the prior or current semester.
3) Attendance at or above 85% in prior or current year.
4) Achievement Connections cannot supplant mandated tutoring or other intervention services.
Achievement Connections Tutor Coordinator
Tutoring Center: Rm. 3034