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Vanlaar, Gudrun; Vandecandelaere, Machteld; De Fraine, Bieke; De Witte, Kristof; Van Damme, Jan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014

In this paper, the authors looked at the effectiveness of special education schools for mathematics learning. Mathematics education is a key to increasing the later professional and citizenship opportunities of students and mathematical understanding influences decision making in all areas of life. Additionally, math failure correlates highly with…

Descriptors: Special Education, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Student Needs

Munter, Charles; Cobb, Paul; Shekell, Calli – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014

One purpose of education research is to develop and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of programs for supporting students' learning and achievement. The Institute of Education Sciences has amplified that purpose (Shadish & Cook, 2009) and attempted to improve the methodological standards for conducting such work--primarily through the What…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Theories, Mathematics Education

Beesley, Andrea D.; Fancsali, Cheri; Gulemetova, Michaela – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018

This paper describes a cluster-randomized trial of an after-school program intended to build mathematical identity among students in groups under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Populations under-represented in STEM include women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, and Latino/as (NSF, 2011). U.S.…

Descriptors: After School Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Learner Engagement, Identification (Psychology)

Im, Soo-hyun; Jitendra, Asha K.; Harwell, Michael R.; Karl, Stacy R.; Slater, Susan C. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018

Ratio and proportional relationships, along with the interrelated topics of fractions,decimals, and percent, provide a critical foundation for algebra (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). Proportional reasoning, which not only requires understanding the concept of ratios and that two or more ratios are equal, also requires the ability to…

Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7

Jitendra, Asha K.; Harwell, Michael R.; Karl, Stacy R.; Im, Soo-hyun; Slater, Susan C. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018

Ratio and proportional relationships, along with the interrelated topics of fractions, decimals, and percent provide a critical foundation for algebra (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). Solving even simple proportion problems is challenging for many children and adolescents. A small number of studies have examined the efficacy of…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness

Doabler, Christian; Clarke, Ben; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM, 2010) in 46 states has raised the mathematical proficiency bar for U.S. students. The advent of these new standards is at a time when the body of empirical evidence on the negative consequences of early and persistent difficulties in mathematics is clear, compelling, and…

Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement

Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015

The widespread concern about mathematics achievement has drawn extensive research attention to what skills predict later academic achievement. There is clear and consistent evidence that math achievement at school entry is the strongest predictor of later school success and educational attainment. Early childhood math achievement can thus have…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills, Skill Analysis, Predictive Measurement

Purpura, David J.; Ganley, Colleen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013

The successful acquisition and development of mathematics skills and concepts is a critical aspect of children's early academic growth. The purpose of this study was to systematically evaluate the unique relations of working memory and language to a range of specific early mathematics skills in a sample of preschool and kindergarten age children.…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Short Term Memory, Language Skills, Preschool Children

Lang, Laura B.; Schoen, Robert R.; LaVenia, Mark; Oberlin, Maureen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014

The Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) was awarded a grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a Mathematics Formative Assessment System (MFAS) aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Intended for both teachers and students, formative assessment is a process that…

Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten, Grade 1

Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; DeFlorio, Lydia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013

There is a national need for effective interventions to improve school readiness and subsequent achievement in mathematics for students from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a 2-year preschool math intervention that began at preschool entry when children were 3 years of age and continued through the end…

Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten

Jitendra, Asha K.; Harwell, Michael R.; Karl, Stacy R.; Slater, Susan C.; Simonson, Gregory R.; Nelson, Gena – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016

Ratio and proportional relationships are of primary importance during the upper elementary and middle school grades (Kilpatrick, Swafford, & Findell, 2001; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989, 2000; National Mathematics Advisory Panel [NMAP], 2008). These relationships, along with the interrelated topics of fractions, decimals,…

Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Schemata (Cognition), Problem Solving, Teaching Methods

Klein, Alice; Starkey, Prentice; DeFlorio, Lydia; Brown, E. Todd – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012

Educators are increasingly concerned about the low level of mathematics performance of U.S. students on the TIMSS and other international assessments of mathematics (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008) as well as their insufficient preparation for mathematics standards, such as the Common Core State Standards. Students from low-income and…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, State Standards

Bailey, Drew H.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Jenkins, Jade Marcus; Domina, Thurston; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015

A consistent finding across early childhood interventions targeting mathematics and other achievement-related skills that is that initial treatment effects fade over time, with children not receiving the intervention catching up to children who did (Clements et al., 2013; Leak et al., 2010; Puma et al., 2010). One popular explanation for this is…

Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills

Johnston, Jamie – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new, low-cost resource that hold potential for improving learning in developing nations where resources are constrained and teacher expertise can be limited. However, little information currently exists about the effectiveness of leveraging MOOCs as a vehicle for teacher training. The aim of…

Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Junior High Schools, High Schools

Klein, Alice; Starkey, Prentice; Deflorio, Lydia; Brown, Elizabeth Todd – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011

Due to the socioeconomic status-related gap in early mathematical knowledge and the need to improve low-income children's readiness for school mathematics, the authors developed an intervention, "Pre-K Mathematics", and rigorously evaluated it over several studies. This math intervention has been found to be highly effective at improving…

Descriptors: Control Groups, Mathematics Education, School Readiness, Intervention