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Modeling for Understanding in Science and Engineering (MUSE)

Mathematics and Science Partnership Program

Funded by the Kentucky Department of Education

Award Year Amount
March 2013 - September 2013 $140,000
October 2013 - September 2014 $195,000
October 2014 - September 2015 $117,000

Districts Included in Grant

Campbell Johnson
Carter Lewis
Garrard Mercer


  • Increase student achievement on identified NGSS through the integration of engineering, cross-cutting concepts, and science/engineering practices (using science modeling).
  • Increase student achievement on science PLAN and ACT through effective integration of content literacy standards with respect to identified science content.
  • Increase capacity within science department.
  • Implement effective instructional practice, as outlined in Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning in Science, with a specific focus on planning rigorous and congruent learning experiences. The effectiveness of instruction will be measured by students’ pre/post content gains and analysis of related student work.


Diane Johnson, Susan Mayo and Sally Shafer - PIMSER Regional Teacher Partners
Robin Cooper and Jennifer Wilhelm, University of Kentucky

For More Information

For more information on this program, please contact:
Kim Zeidler-Watters, Director

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