Call for Reviewers

Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:51 PM | Anonymous


Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF)


The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking qualified individuals to review Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) applications. Public schools with primary grade levels (K-3) are eligible to apply for funds to design and implement effective mathematics intervention programs that improve student achievement.     


Reviewer Qualifications

For this review, we seek persons with a deep understanding of effective, mathematics intervention services, experience implementing mathematics intervention programs, and/or grant review experience. We desire representation from educators with teaching, administrative or higher education background as well as qualified people from the community who have experience reviewing grant applications. Preference will be given to reviewers who have experience with mathematics intervention services/programs.


Reviewer Requirements

In addition to the specified experience and background, reviewers must be available to attend the reviewer training and on-site evaluation to be held in Frankfort, October 25-27, 2016 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, KY.   


Reviewer Compensation

Persons selected for this review will receive $200 per day (up to three-days) for the training and evaluation process. Reviewers will also receive travel reimbursement to include mileage, accommodations and meals.


These reviewers are neither employees nor contractors of KDE, and as such, cannot be paid through the payroll system. The KDE will continue to inform all reviewers that if they are KTRS retired members, then they have the responsibility to seek an exemption from the KTRS for return to work and to report earnings appropriately to the KTRS. The KDE will communicate with the KTRS to organize the exemption process and form.


If required, KDE can reimburse a district for the cost of a substitute for teachers participating in the review. In this situation, the cost of the substitute reimbursement will be deducted from the per day stipend of $200 (for example, if the per day substitute rate is $75, the individual will receive $125 per day and the district will be reimbursed for the substitute).    



Pamela L. Pickens

Mathematics Intervention Consultant

Division of Learning Services

Office of Teaching and Learning

Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4970, ext. 4158 | Fax (502) 564-6470