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ERIC Number: ED565883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Reference Count: 61
University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"University of Chicago School Mathematics Project" ("UCSMP") is a core mathematics curriculum that emphasizes problem solving, real-world applications, and the use of technology. The curriculum is based on a student-centered approach with a focus on active learning that incorporates reading and uses a flexible lesson organization. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified two studies of "UCSMP Algebra" and one study of the cumulative effect of "multiple UCSMP courses" that both fall within the scope of the Secondary Mathematics topic area and meet WWC group design standards. No studies meet WWC group design standards without reservations, and two studies of "UCSMP Algebra" meet WWC group design standards with reservations. Together, these two studies included 225 students in grades 8-12 in three locations. The one study of "multiple UCSMP courses" also meets WWC group design standards with reservations. This study included 62 students in grades 7-10 in two locations. The findings in this report pertain to "UCSMP Algebra" and the cumulative effect of "multiple UCSMP courses". "UCSMP Algebra" was found to have potentially positive effects on general mathematics achievement and algebra for secondary students. The cumulative effect of "multiple UCSMP courses" was found to have potentially positive effects on general mathematics achievement for secondary students. The following are appended: (1) Research details for Peters (1992); (2) Research details for Thompson et al. (2006); (3) Research details for Hirschhorn (1993) (EJ478386); (4) Outcome measures for each domain; (5) Findings included in the rating for studies of "UCSMP" Algebra for the general mathematics achievement domain; (6) Findings included in the rating for studies of "UCSMP" Algebra for the algebra domain; and (7) Findings included in the rating for multiple "UCSMP" courses for the general mathematics achievement domain. Contains WWC Rating Criteria and a glossary of terms.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Secondary School Students, Literature Reviews
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED); Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES13C0010