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.

Original Research
Connecting Researchers and Practitioners


RME disseminates work through peer-reviewed journals, chapters, and technical reports: 

Journal Articles
Technical Reports


RME researchers present to a broad mathematics and education audience both nationally and globally. Read more...

RME Conference Presentations

Research In the News

Dr. Ketterlin Geller and colleagues were recently published in the latest issue of Educational Assessment with their article Construct Definition Using Cognitively Based Evidence: A Framework for Practice. An abstract of the article is available online.

Simmons doctoral student Lindsey Perry publishes Review of Formative Assessment Use and Training in Africa in the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. 

Innovations in Research

Response to Intervention (RtI) Guidance Document Mobile App and Website

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) mobile application and website were developed with two audiences in mind: Teachers and Administrators. The content is organized across grade band (Elementary, Middle, and Secondary) and then by content area (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Behavior, General). For each cross section of information, the format remains consistent for the 200+ documents that were written. Read more...

Elementary School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR)

The goal of ESTAR, the latest initiative within the Texas Algebra Ready (TXAR) framework, is to support elementary students in the state of Texas to achieve a high level of preparedness in mathematics. ESTAR is designed to improve overall mathematics instruction and achievement in order to reduce the percentage of students who need math intervention in the elementary grades. Read more...

Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR)

Middle School Students in Texas Algebra ReadyThe MSTAR initiative is in collaboration with Education Service Center Region XIII and the Texas Education Agency and is comprised of three lead components structured and integrated to support students and teachers in grades five through eight to achieve mathematics success. Read more...

Promoting Algebra Readiness: Developing a Strategic Intervention on Rational Number Concepts (Project PAR)

Project PAR is designed to develop a 100-lesson algebra readiness intervention focusing on conceptual understanding and procedural fluency with rational numbers for sixth grade students with or at risk for learning disabilities in mathematics. The gap between the educational requirements for algebra mastery and the reality of algebra competence for middle school students is of growing concern. Read more...

Istation, Inc.

The Istation Project includes three components with the intent to provide a tiered assessment system and Teacher Resources designed to identify and support students struggling in mathematics. Read more...

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Latest Thinking

RME director Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller and researcher Dr. Nick Wasserman speak to the opportunities and complications facing the mathematics education community today, as well as the explicit and innovative research that can guide effective change.

It's in the Details: Why a Diagnostic?

Stay Engaged: Middle School is Pivotal

There is Nothing Elementary about Elementary Math

Why Do We Hear, "I'm Not a Math Person"?

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