The EnCoMPASS project helps to address the national crisis in mathematics student achievement through the establishment of an online program and professional network for teachers that can be used and adapted to achieve individual, school, district, state, and national objectives in improving math learning and teaching. Specifically, the project seeks to improve the quality of mathematics learning and teaching through the establishment of an online professional teaching community focused on mathematics professional development.
EnCoMPASS has both a regional and national impact throughout the four years of its implementation. It begins through supporting participants selected from five “partner” districts and will ultimately recruit approximately 300 participating teachers serving more than 5,000 students. It continues by extending to the wider Math Forum community, which receives two to three million website visits per month, providing a resource for other teachers, researchers and educational programs.