Race to the Top, competitive grant program.  Purpose is to have States advance reforms around four specific areas:

  • Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy;
  • Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction;
  • Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals.
  • Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.

Race to the Top State Competition

Focus:  Comprehensive education reforms

Purpose:  This grant competition rewards States that demonstrate leadership with ambitious plans for comprehensive education reforms.

Award range:  $20 million to $700 million

Awardees:  Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee

Use of funds:  Half of the funds will be used to implement statewide reforms; the other half is distributed to participating school districts to implement the four RTTT reforms.

Edmentum provides programs that help schools meet the goals of Race To The Top by: 

  • Helping to turn around lowest-achieving schools by promoting mastery of academic standards for all students through lessons and assessments built from state standards.
  • Increasing accountability of students and schools by providing detailed reports
  • Providing guidance and opportunities for individualized instruction in reported areas of weakness