Archive SCCMI

Project Description

SCCMI (Suburban Cook County Mathematics Initiative) was established to improve mathematics teaching and learning in grades six through nine. Thirty-two school districts collaborated in two “sister” mathematics improvement initiatives (South Cook Mathematics Initiative and West Cook Mathematics Initiative) from 2010 through 2016, with support from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in partnership with the West 40 and South Cook Intermediate Service Centers and funding from The Chicago Community Trust. The districts served a high percentage of low-income students, had common needs around mathematics teaching and learning, and shared a commitment to comprehensive mathematics improvement. The collaboration was a result of early discussions designed to surface common areas of need and possible interventions. The initiatives promoted a comprehensive strategy for improving mathematics teaching and learning, with an emphasis on strong, instructional leadership that supports high-quality instruction leading to improved student achievement. The collaboration established between WCMI and SCMI continues now through the work of the Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative (MCMI).