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ERIC Number: ED512643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 83
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Findings from Inverness Research Associates' Evaluation of the Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Working Paper No. 39
St. John, Mark; Helms, Jennifer; Smith, Anita
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)
The purpose of this summary is to provide the public with an independent external assessment of ACCLAIM (Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics). The authors draw upon all the knowledge of this Center for Learning and Teaching that they have accumulated in past years, and they refer to that data throughout this report. They begin their assessment by outlining their assumptions about the role and purpose of the Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) Initiative, designed and funded by the National Science Foundation: They understand that the primary purpose of the CLT initiative is to build the capacity of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field for undertaking future improvement efforts. Again, they base their findings and interpretations on the data that come from three years of interaction with the Center. Specifically the sources include: (1) Interviews with ACCLAIM Faculty, Leadership Institute participants, Professional Development Teams participants, ACCLAIM management team, and doctoral students; (2) Surveys of doctoral students and Teacher Education conference participants; (3) Observations of ACCLAIM major events and programs; and (4) Case studies of graduate students. Appendices include: (1) Case Studies of Individual Acclaim Doctoral Students; and (2) Faculty Interviews. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Research Initiative, McCracken Hall, College of Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45710. Tel: 740-593-9869; Web site: http://www.marshall.edu/aamte
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)