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Yang, Christine K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Mathematics education has emerged to be of prime importance in the United States, as American students' performance has shown to be consistently and significantly lower than many other nations in the world (Rampey, Dion, & Donahue, 2009; National Center for Education Statistics, n.d.; OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, n.d.).…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Taylor, James – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The "Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes", funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is a "proof-of-concept" study to determine whether students attending high schools with a mature and at least moderately well-implemented approach to promoting deeper learning experience greater deeper learning…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Pennisi, Aline; Argentin, Gianluca; Abbiati, Giovanni; Caputo, Andrea – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This work summarizes the results of two randomized control trails (RCTs) aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a professional development program for lower secondary school math teachers. The program, called M@t.abel, was financed by the Ministry of Education in Southern Italy with EU funds. It lasts a full school year and it is based on formal…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Zeiser, Kristina; Rickles, Jordan; Garet, Michael S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
To help researchers understand potential issues one can encounter when conducting propensity matching studies in complex settings, this paper describes methodological complications faced when studying schools using deeper learning practices to improve college and career readiness. The study uses data from high schools located in six districts…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Teaching Methods