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This synopsis highlights key findings from a synthesis of research on interventions for struggling math students. Baker, Gersten, and Lee (2002) synthesized findings from 28 years of research on interventions for students struggling in learning math. Both the synthesis and the synopsis are available for download below.

This resource can facilitate the strengthening of mathematics instruction for implementation of the College & Career Ready Standards (including Common Core State Standards) and support broader school improvement efforts, including the implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIG), by providing guidance on accelerating the acquisition of basic mathematics skills and identifying students in need of support and intervention.  This information is especially useful for improving outcomes for diverse learners, including struggling students, students with disabilities, and English language learners.

The Center on Instruction hosted a webinar in September 2007 in which authors Scott Baker and Russell Gersten discussed the synthesis and provided an update on research in the area of math interventions since its 2002 publication. This document supports improvements in mathematics instruction for students struggling to learn mathematics for implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIG) requirements. The archived WebEx file and PowerPoint presentation from the webinar are available here.

CBI Synopsis of Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-achieveing Students
COI SPED synopsis

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