News Article

IES Funds New RCT

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Institute of Education Sciences has announced funding of a four-year efficacy study of the Math for All professional development program for elementary school teachers. CCT's Dr. Babette Moeller will serve as PI to lead the EDC|CCT team, along with our partners from Bank Street College of Education, ICF International, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana Univeristy, and Teachers College, Columbia University, 

Math for All was developed by EDC|CCT in partnership with Bank Street College, and is published by Corwin Press. The program prepares grade K–5 teachers to help general education students with diverse strengths and needs—including those with disabilities—achieve high-quality, standards-based learning outcomes in mathematics. The new study, a randomized controlled trial, is designed to investigate the impact of Math for All PD on teachers' knowledge, skill, and classroom practice, and on student academic achievement in mathematics.

Principal Investigator Babette Moeller notes, “In the study, we will examine the impact of Math for All on teachers’ knowledge, skill, and classroom practice—as well as on student achievement in mathematics. To date, the US has struggled to ensure the mathematics proficiency of students—especially students with disabilities and from underrepresented groups. Math for All engages special educators and math teachers in collaborative lesson planning, helps them tailor instruction to help each student achieve high quality mathematics outcomes, and guides them in carrying out adapted lessons. With this study, we hope to advance the field’s knowledge of effective strategies to ensure each student reaches his or her full potential in mathematics.”