Research in Mathematics Education

Committed to making a significant and lasting difference in the mathematical opportunities for students in the state of Texas and across the country.

Projects:

Research in Mathematics Education is focused on access and equity for all children in mathematics, working directly with teachers, policy makers, and parents at the state, national, and international levels to systemically address and support the gaps in mathematics education.




Parent Math Training Pilot in Jamaica


The Parent Math Training Pilot in Jamaica is a pilot program targeting parents in low-income communities in Jamaica to support their foundational mathematics knowledge by providing them with evidence-based learning materials. The intent of the project is to increase the number and quality of parents' mathematical interactions with their children at home.

Funder: Inter-American Development Bank and Jamaican Ministry of Education

Istation: Algebra Readiness Progress Monitoring (ARPM)


The purpose of this grant is to develop a tool that can support teachers as they monitor their students' progress of algebra readiness knowledge and skills in Grades 6-8 within a Response to Intervention framework.

Funder: Imagination Station, Inc. (Istation)

Istation: Algebra 1 Universal Screening System


The Algebra 1 Universal Screener allows teachers to identify students at-risk for not meeting curricular expectations. The assessments are intended to be administered in the fall, winter, and spring, and results can guide teachers' instructional decisions.

Funder: Imagination Station, Inc. (Istation)






Istation: Validity Studies for Grades K-8 Universal Screener


The purpose of the Validity Studies is to gather evidence about the appropriateness of ISIP Math for making screening decisions for students in K-Grade 8. Evidence collected aligns to the Technical Standards as specified on the Center on Response to Intervention tools chart.

Funder: Imagination Station, Inc. (Istation)

Texas Education Agency: Response to Intervention (RtI) Webinars


Extending the work of the RtI Guidance app & website, five webinars from each of the RtI content experts on reading, writing, mathematics, behavior and administration conducted 1-hour webinars followed by Q&A to over 2,400 Texas educators.

Funder: ESC, Region 13

Istation: Universal Screener and Inventory Assessement System for Grades PK-8


This project developed 10 item banks for the ISIP Math assessment system that includes both a universal screener and inventory assessment to identify and then support students struggling in mathematics in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The system can track student performance and provide teachers with valuable data to inform instructional planning decisions.

Funder: Imagination Station, Inc. (Istation)





Texas Education Agency: ESTAR/MSTAR Assessment System


RME’s work with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) began in 2010 with the state's algebra readiness initiative for an assessment system aimed at identifying and supporting students at risk of not being ready for algebra in grades 2-8. The universal screeners and diagnostic assessments help teachers identify why students are struggling in key algebra-readiness content areas.

Funder: ESC XIII

Texas Education Agency: Response to Intervention (RtI) Guidance App and Website


RME partnered with the Texas Education Agency and Education Service Center XIII to revise and update the state's guidance document on Response to Intervention, innovatively delivered via a mobile app and website.

Funder: ESC XIII

IES: Promoting Algebra Readiness (Project PAR)


RME partnered with the University of Oregon on a strategic intervention on rational numbers in the middle school grades. The team developed 100 lessons delivered to small groups of students needing moderate to intensive intervention. This project is currently being pilot testing to examine the potential promise of increasing student achievement.

Funder: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

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