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ERIC Number: EJ963689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Coaches on Student Achievement
Campbell, Patricia F.; Malkus, Nathaniel N.
Elementary School Journal, v111 n3 p430-454 Mar 2011
Elementary mathematics coaches are placed in schools to construct leadership roles and to provide on-site, collaborative professional development addressing mathematical content, pedagogy, and curriculum in an effort to enhance instruction and improve student achievement. This 3-year randomized control study found that over time coaches positively affected student achievement in grades 3, 4, and 5. In these grades, this significant positive effect on student achievement was not evident at the conclusion of the first year of placement of a coach in a school but emerged as knowledgeable coaches gained experience and as a school's instructional and administrative staffs learned and worked together. The coaches in this study engaged in a high degree of professional coursework addressing mathematics content, pedagogy, and coaching prior to and during at least their first year of placement. Findings should not be generalized to coaches with less expertise. (Contains 1 figure, 6 tables, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
IES Cited: ED565615