Another year has passed, and we couldn't be prouder of MIND's accomplishments in the 2021-2022 school year. As we continued to advance our mission, build community engagement, and reach new milestones as a non-profit organization, we also innovated more than ever to accelerate learning and empower the next generation of problem solvers.
While student math proficiency reached an unprecedented nationwide low on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), students using ST Math persevered with JiJi and remained creative and powerful problem solvers.
In true collaboration with our partners, ST Math continued to reach more students, teachers, and schools than ever before. This year, we reached more than 2,283,000 students and 115,000 teachers, and continued to expand our impact across all 50 states and nearly 7,500 schools.
Through our ongoing Success Stories series, we visited our partner schools to see and experience the power of ST Math in action. Educators and administrators expressed their amazement at how JiJi and the visual-instructional program are changing the way their students learn.
Over the year, we continued to form strategic partnerships that helped our patented spatial-temporal approach to math reach more students across the country. MIND partnered with Boston Public Schools to bring ST Math to Massachusetts's largest public school system. We also teamed with Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in Wisconsin, to make ST Math available in every one of their elementary and middle schools, and select high schools.
We are excited to provide all elementary students in Boston Public Schools with targeted support through ST Math. We have seen strong results in our schools that have used this program with fidelity in the past and see its expansion, along with relevant standards-aligned core instruction, as a key part of our multi-tiered system of support to close gaps created and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Brenda Cassellius, Boston Public Schools Superintendent
Thank you to all our incredible partners who are advancing MIND's mission to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. And thank you to colleagues, teachers, administrators, and families who continue to prepare students to become future innovators and problem solvers.
I encourage you to read through MIND's 2022 Annual Report for a look back on what we accomplished and where we are going. Cheers to another year of transforming math education.
About the Author
Victor Nguyen is MIND’s Content and Community Specialist. Victor is a passionate storyteller with a penchant for creative writing. In his free time, you can find him engrossed in books, going on long hikes, or trying to meditate.