The University of Illinois at Chicago-All Learn Mathematics Project (UIC-ALM) is a school-university initiative designed to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in grades K-8. Since its inception in 1995, UIC-ALM has supported more than 900 teachers in over 85 schools in the Chicago Area. The context of this initiative is schools with diverse populations including large populations of minority and low income students and diverse settings including urban and suburban schools.
The project includes a comprehensive staff development program for teachers, in-school follow-up support, classroom implementation of Standards-based mathematics curricula, and development of teacher leadership within schools.
The UIC-ALM staff development program stresses:
UIC –ALM goals include:
In 1999 the National Staff Development Council cited the ALM Project in its publication What Works in the Middle: Results-Based Staff Development.
In 2000 the National Staff Development Council cited the ALM Project in its publication What Works in the Elementary School: Results-Based Staff Development.