The Applying College and Career Equity-based STEM Strategies (ACCESS) is a professional development package of services designed to help secondary school teachers apply research-based, college and career, and equity-based STEM strategies in their classrooms and to support effective teaching of rigorous state standards and core competencies in math.
The ARCHES ACCESS approach is intended to aid teachers in applying math knowledge and skills to real-world contexts and activities in order to:
- Enhance teacher instructional practices
- Improve student achievement in mathematics
- Connect and align Common Core State Standards to an applied awareness of STEM strategies
- Develop a college‐going mindset among students