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ERIC Number: ED537972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-11
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Educator's Summary
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (NJ3)
What mathematics programs have been proven to help elementary students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the mathematics achievement of students in grades K-6: (1) Mathematics Curricula (MC), such as "Everyday Mathematics," "Saxon Math," and other standard and alternative textbooks; (2) Computer assisted instruction (CAI), such as "Jostens/Compass Learning" and "SuccessMaker"; and (3) Instructional process programs (IP), such as cooperative learning, classroom management programs, and other approaches primarily intended to change teachers' instructional strategies rather than curriculum or textbooks. Overall, 87 studies met the inclusion criterion, of which 36 used random assignment to treatments. These included 13 studies of mathematics curricula (2 randomized), 38 studies of CAI (15 randomized), and 36 studies of instructional process programs (20 randomized). [For "Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Version 1.2," see ED527642.]
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education. Johns Hopkins University, 200 West Towsontown Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21204. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A040082