About the MSP Program

The National Science Foundation’s Math Science Partnership (MSP) program implemented an important facet of No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) vision for K-12 education. A major research and development effort, the MSP program responds to concern over the performance of the nation’s children in mathematics and science. Institutions of higher education partner with K-12 school districts and others to effect deep, lasting improvement in K-12 mathematics and science education. The program has a sharp focus on the following three interrelated issues:

  1. Ensuring that all students have access to, are prepared for and are encouraged to participate and succeed in challenging and advanced mathematics and science courses;
  2. Enhancing the quality, quantity and diversity of the K-12 mathematics and science teacher workforce; and
  3. Developing evidence-based outcomes that contribute to our understanding of how students effectively learn mathematics and science.

Since 2002, the MSP program has made 178 awards to partnerships in over 35 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

To learn more about the MSP program, please visit the MSPnet.org website. There, you can search the Projects page to find information about the different MSP projects. Browse the Showcase to learn more about the innovative work and accomplishments of these projects.