The UEPC served as the external evaluator for the University of Utah Math for America (MfA) program, which received funding from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program, the Math for America Foundation, and the State of Utah.
The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the impact of MfA program support and participation on the Fellows’ preparedness and effectiveness as math teachers. The report addresses questions:
- In what ways has the ongoing engagement with the MfA program supported MfA Fellows in their first years of teaching?
- What school conditions contributed to or hindered MfA fellows’ effectiveness in their first years of teaching?
- To what extent are MfA fellows prepared to be effective secondary math teachers?