Enhancing Rational Number Instructional for Students with Math Disabilities and Difficulties: Designing Professional Development for Teachers Who Provide Math Intevention
Project Title: Enhancing Rational Number Instructional for Students with Math Disabilities and Difficulties: Designing Professional Development for Teachers Who Provide Math Intevention
Purpose: This project is funded by the National Science Foundation DRK-12 (grant # JOHN TO FILL IN). The purpose of the project is to create, refine, and evaluate a professional development program designed to address the needs of educators who provide intervention to students experiencing mathematics difficulties in Grades 4 and 5. The program is designed to focus on critical and complex fractions concepts and to incorporate evidence-based teaching practices. It includes a mix of face-to-face sessions, individual online activities, and small-group virtual meetings. Following development and a pilot study, the research team will conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate evidence of promise for the professional development program. Data on teaching practice, teacher knowledge, and student outcomes will be collected and analyzed to assess impacts.
Key Personnel: Russell Gersten (PI), Robin Schumacher (co-PI), Joe Dimino (co-PI), Barbara Dougherty (co-PI), Madhavi Jayanthi (advisor), Sarah Krowka (developer and data analyst)