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Rodel MAC-Ro Schools Show Improved AIMS Scores

A recent study found that schools participating in the Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s MAC-Ro Math Initiative during the 2011-12 school year achieved higher AIMS pass rates when compared to demographically similar schools across the state. This is encouraging news for MAC-Ro, reinforcing the initiative’s goal of closing the achievement gap as the program moves to…

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Rodel math program big help to elementary AIMS scores

By Mary Beth Faller, Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2011/09/15/20110915rodel-program-big-help-aims-scores.html
A math-enrichment program offered to high-need elementary schools in the state has been shown to boost the AIMS scores of students who participate. The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is kicking off the ninth year of its MAC-RO math program with 50,000 students participating in 188 schools around the state. That’s up from 38,000 students in 2010 and 1,000 students in 2003, the pilot year…

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MAC-Ro Program Adds Up to Higher Math Achievement

Arizona third-graders participating in the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are continuing to see incredible growth in their math achievement.  In honor of the great strides made by MAC-Ro students, Governor Janet Napolitano has proclaimed October Math Achievement Month for the state of Arizona. A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona…

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HOW WE CAN MAKE IT WORK – MAC-Ro program promotes fun side of math to inspire learning

For years people have said kids attending schools in high-poverty neighborhoods can’t compete academically. Members of the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are working to prove that stereotype wrong. In September 13,000 second-, third- and fourth-graders statewide pledged to join MAC-Ro. This program provides a fun and motivating structure in which students from high-poverty…

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MATH INITIATIVE MAKES THE GRADE

MAC-Ro pilot leads to increased math achievement in high-poverty schools Stanford 9 scores released last week by the Arizona Department of Education show that schools where the Math Achievement Club by Rodel, or MAC-Ro, was introduced showed significant increases in student achievement. Rodel Foundation President and CEO, Carol G. Peck, expects, “This is only the…