USL 0.5 pilot proposals to the state governments

NOTE: the downloadable version has more information in PDF form than this page. Please click here below.

 

Executive Summary (for USL 0.5 or 0.25)

USL originally is a breakthrough math education that has already proved that it can make the average students learn school math for K-12 10-50 times faster than usual. So far this incredible claim has been proved in 2 countries, 3 towns, 8 schools, over 1,200 students from the grades 2 to 11 by making them learn 1-1.5 month math materials in merely 30-40 minute classes as testified by the testimonials by 4 school principals and video chantings by over 700 students and 3 television coverages about the USL pilot studies. (Evidences in the Appendix at the end).

 

  1. Documents for the evidences that support the USL x.x claims and proposals: Please read the documents to see the relevance of USL 0.5 proposals to the state governments. Preliminary Data For USA DOEs (The state math proficiency and math proficiency growth rate data excerpts for THE U.S. State and National  governments relevant for the USL 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 (version 1))
  2. Preliminary Data For The International MOEs

  3. The original papers by Hanushek-Woessmann and Peterson published from UNESCO, World Bank, Harvard, and OECD, from which our original linking between the USL1´s boosting of 2 year national average math and boost of 2% GDP per capita connections are based can be found here (for those who like to check the origin)

The recommended national or international online assessment organizations for the USL1 pilot projects, please click here.

 

The Company (as a Social Enterprise)

Dongchan Lee is the sole creator of USL. USL1 (version 1.0) will be an umbrella for various USL1-based start-up Social Enterprise companies that will deal with the various collaborations with the city, state, and national governments. Each will consist of both the for-profit and for not-for-profit arms. With the governments, it will operate mostly as not-for-profit and with investors as for-profits. Although we have the overwhelming results of USL from the previous USL pilot studies, we need more rigor to meet the rigorous international standards. Thus, we need tens of thousands of new students to persuade the state & national governments and the UN to make USL1 go global in 2016-2017. Furthermore, we´d like to build a UGNSE1 (USL Global Network of Social Enterprise 1.0). As such, we are currently seeking to build the a board of members for each major city, state or national government in such a way that they participate with our new exclusively online-based USL1 pilot studies for each participating state and national government.

We hope at least 2,000-3,000 students for each grade and initially plan to cover only the grades between primarily the grades 3-5 for the first collaboration, and then for the second phase extending to 2 and 6, and then 7-8, etc. The local governments will coordinate the business operations to create the UGNSE1 for the state or country so that we can share the profits together in such a way their certain proportions will be used to boost the local green economy, green employment, and green infrastructures to all participating schools, etc.

Products (to share as Social Enterprises for USL1, 0.5, 0.25 with the willing governments and like-minded Social Entrepreneurs):

due to the extreme skepticisms about the USL´s efficiency and its over-disruptive potentials for the currently existing math education around the world, however, we´re currently pursuing to boost at most the math average by 2 years with USL1 (version 1.0) at the national levels, boosting by 1 year average with USL 0.5 for the state levels, or boosting by half a year with USL 0.25 for the city levels.

Examples:

  • The national average math scores of the U.S.A., according to NAEP, have grown at the rate of about 1.6% annually. With this rate, it will take about 16 years to advance the 1 year school math average and about 31 years to advance 2 year national average math scores (but this will take longer because as national averages advance, mostly they tend to slow down significantly), but USL1 can make this happen in 2-4 years, not 31 years at least (and probably may take more like 40-50 years).
  • The NY state average school math skill has grown at the rate of 2.2% between 1992-2011 to advance the state average by 1 years (according to NAEP), which means it took about 12 years to achieve that and to advance 2 years of math levels it would take about 23 years at the same rate and the chances are more like 30-40 years as the pace will slow down most likely, but USL1 can boost it to that level in just 1-2 years.
  • The Hawaiian average school math skill has grown at the rate of 2.6% between 1992-2011 to advance the state average by 1 years in about 13 years, but USL1 can boost it to that level in just 1-2 years.
  • The USL1-induced surplus economic gains of the average states in the U.S.A. will be 7-10 times economically over the next 35 years or so.  For most of the U.S. states, the USL 0.5-induced benefits to their GDP will be larger than the current total GDP in 15-20 years. Please refer to the tables in the following page.

 

APPENDIX 1

Table 1 (According to the data from NAEP …)

Average school math skill growth rates in the U.S.A. Bottom growth states (0.5%) Low growth states (1%) The U.S.A growth rate (1.6%) Above average growth states (2%) Fastest growth states (3%), e.g. MA, NY or CA State (2.2% per yr.) Hawaii (2.6% per yr.)
The average years needed to boost about 1  year math (USL 0.5) about 50 years about 25 years 15-16 years  12-13 years About 8 years 11-12 years About 10 years
years it takes for USL 0.5 form 1-2 years 1-2 years 1-2 years 1-2 years

 

APPENDIX 2

The massive economic implications of USL 0.5 and 1 within short years. The intimate connections: 1 year of average school math level difference vs. the surplus 1% of Real GDP growth rate: the simplest estimations for the U.S.A. and OECD countries

 

 

APPENDIX 3

Table 2 (Online USL pilot studies with the U.S. states)

Time to prepare The actual Pilot week duration The actual USL 0.5 pilot classes Time frame Total costs
1-2 months 1-2 weeks about 3 days March or April (to be invited for the preparations and plans)April or May (to run the pilots) Depending on how many students or schools (probably 1-2 Million US$)

As these will be our first U.S.A. city or state collaborations, the costs will be not huge.

 

 

APPENDIX 4: For more details and evidences about the USL´s previous pilot studies

We strongly suggest you to at least skim through some of them to get the feel for these.

REFERENCES

Hanushek, E. A., & Woessmann, L. (2011). Education For All: Global Monitoring Report (2012/ED/EFA/MRT/PI/01). Obtenido de http://www.unesco.org/: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/gmr2012-ED-EFA-MRT-PI-01.pdf

 

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current focus on MMU x.x series

MMU1: just to uplift the math poorest half average to the math top half average, which normally would take at least 50-100 years in the average OECD nations with almost no exceptions at least according to the PISA and TIMSS math rsults 1995-2015 (and you should know that this is a revolution, not some sort of useless reforms that have been going on in the entire developed OECD nations). To reduce the hyper-skepticism, my initial target may be reducing the math poverty by 20-30% and raising the proficiency in similar manner, which still would normally take at least 30-50+ years in at least 90% of the developed countries, their states or big cities. Current focus is on the MMU1 series as the warm-up exercises as forms of pilot studies to demonstrate the math EDU revolution is not only possible in spite of the hyper-bureaucracy of the EDU establishments that simply would not any of the most breakthrough innovations in EDU and will instead keep on playing with the furitless, fancy toys of the math EDU apps and technology.

The Fundamental Premises Of USL1 And USL

USL will use the colossal cognitive capital potentials of STEM education (especially Math at the moment), because USL can make the learning 10-50 times faster and more effective than the Business As Usual typically, to trigger the equally colossal gains in the socio-economy in exchange of their willingness of the participating governments - under a new UN-led treaty hopefully - to collectively contribute the reasonable ratios of the expected surplus gains in their economies to resolve the top global crises. Each of the governments will mostly focus on resolving their crises of course, but they have to contribute to the world communities to prosper with the sustainable growths together not at the exclusion of half of the world that is poverty-stricken. USL 1 will be the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to collectively contribute the effectively gained, USL1.0-induced surplus economy (in a sustainable manner) to resolve the most serious global crises (for all governments and the UN) based on the 5UE principles: to transition towards the resource-based, renewable energy-based, sustainable global environment and the circular economy, to help end the poverty much faster than without, while making the average people learn math and science faster and easier than prodigies. As the original USL is too fast and too disruptive (as it can literally make average people learn math and science 1,000%-50,000% times faster) to transform and people are too skeptical, we are currently focusing on only 2-5% and up to 10% at most of its capacity called USL 0.25-0.5-1.0 for the state and national governments as well as the UN.

USL1 Global Movements With Governments: 3 Steps & 3-Tier Economic Gains

STEP 1) Math Education Reform USL 0.25 at the city and USL 0.5 at the state government levels (advancing their regional average math skill levels by half a year, which normally takes 10-30 years to most of the OECD countries, in just 2-3 years). STEP 2) Math Education Reform USL 0.5 at the state government levels (advancing their regional average math skill levels by 1 year or more, which normally takes 2-5 decades to most of the OECD countries, in just 2-4 years). STEP 3) Math Education Reform USL 1 at the national government & the UN treaty levels (advancing their regional average math skill levels by 2 years or more, which (almost) never happened to virtuallly all of the OECD member countries, in just 2-5 years). For each of the following step, we will try to create local, regional, or national Social Enterprise for each government - if they are willing as the gains are tremendous potentially - to share the profits together. So the governments will have the 3-layered benefits: ... 1) USL 0.x will enrich not only the math education that helps each USL x participating regions, 2) but also to prosper together as Social Enterprise board members of the corresponding regions. 3) once the UN gets involved, then the certain portions of the massive surpluses to their local or regional economies will be properly redistributed for the global social, energy, environmental, equality and poverty causes.