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Preparing teachers’ to raise students’ mathematics learning

Corcoran, Roisin P.


Roisin P. Corcoran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the ORIGO Stepping Stones program in a large suburban school district in the Midwestern U.S.. The sample included 11 elementary schools that implemented the program during the 2013–2016 school years. Findings are presented from teacher surveys, classroom observations, and analysis of standardized student mathematics achievement scores on the Northwest Evaluation Association Measurement of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP). Using multilevel models, the program did not demonstrate a detectably larger effect on mathematics achievement than the comparison. Classroom observations and views of teachers that support program implementation were explored. In terms of fidelity of implementation, findings suggested that the program was delivered differently from how it was intended. With respect to researchers and policymakers, the approach used to evaluating mathematics program effectiveness is informative and could be used as part of larger accountability systems.


Corcoran, R. P. (2018). Preparing teachers’ to raise students’ mathematics learning. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 16(6), 1169-1185.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 4, 2017
Online Publication Date May 27, 2017
Publication Date Aug 31, 2018
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2018
Journal International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Print ISSN 1571-0068
Electronic ISSN 1573-1774
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 6
Pages 1169-1185
Keywords Education; General Mathematics
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