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ERIC Number: ED521571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Professional Development Needs in Mathematics: A Planning Tool for Grades 3-7. Second Edition
Taylor, Mary Jo; Dimino, Joseph A.; Gellar, Leanne Ketterlin; Koontz, Trish
Center on Instruction
This document offers a planning tool for grades 3-7 that can be used by regional comprehensive centers, other technical assistance centers, and state departments of education to plan professional development for teachers. It is based on the "National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report" which was published in 2008. The panel synthesized its final report after reviewing 16,000 research publications and policy reports and receiving public testimony from more than 100 individuals. In addition, they reviewed written commentary from 160 organizations and individuals and analyzed survey results from 743 active teachers of algebra. The panel worked as a committee of the whole but largely worked in task groups and subcommittees. Each of the five task groups carried out a detailed analysis of the available evidence in these areas: Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, Teachers and Teacher Education, and Assessment. This tool can be useful for educators as they engage in careful planning and consideration of the "benchmarks for the critical foundations" recommended by the panel.
Center on Instruction. Available from: RMC Research Corporation. 1000 Market Street Building 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Tel: 800-258-0802; Tel: 603-422-8888; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Instruction; RMC Research Corporation