The Center on Instruction held a WebEx on September 14, 2007, for Regional Comprehensive Center staff to highlight the recently released synopsis of the 2002 publication A Synthesis of Empirical Research on Teaching Mathematics to Low-Achieving Students. In the September WebEx, Dr. Scott Baker and Dr. Russell Gersten, two of the authors of the original research article, discussed their synthesis and provided an update on research in the area of math interventions since its 2002 publication. This webinar supports improvements in mathematics instruction for students struggling to learn mathematics for implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIG) requirements. The PowerPoint presentation from the meeting is available for download below. An archived file of the WebEx is available here. The original report itself as well as the COI synopsis can also be downloaded below, or from our resources section.
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.