Academic Youth Development and Intensified Algebra
School Year Academic Youth Development (SY-AYD) and Intensified Algebra are programs developed by Agile Mind in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers who have studied program outcomes have found significant probative changes in student and teacher attitudes and beliefs, as well as student achievement in mathematics.
- Intensified Algebra is aligned to the Common Core, and both programs support higher-level problem-solving skills and are designed to improve students' scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
- Over a seven-year period, 60 schools will receive four-year grants to implement SY-AYD and/or Intensified Algebra. Schools with be selected to receive SY-AYD and IA funding in three cohorts. The first cohort is listed here.
- Schools with strong advisory programs will be given priority for SY-AYD grants.
For more information about SY-AYD or IA, please contact Denise Hobbs. Additional materials are available, including:
- an informational flyer
- a website with more in-depth information, speicifc to Washington state
- A fact sheet and research brief on Intensified Algebra
- A fact sheet and research brief on School-Year Academic Youth Development