Efficacy Trial of MyTeachingPartner-Mathematics/Science Curricula and Implementation Support System

This efficacy trial will further test the MyTeachingPartner-Mathematics/Science (MTP-M/S) Curricula and Teacher Support System that were developed and field-tested from 2007-2011. The MTP-Math curriculum focuses on concepts and skills in number sense, operations, geometry, and measurement. The MTP-Science curriculum addresses inquiry skills and key concepts in life, earth, and physical science.

This current project will run a randomized control trial in 140 classrooms across several metropolitan areas, to see how the year-long curricula and accompanying implementation support system impact children’s knowledge and skills and the instructional interaction between children and teachers in the classroom. MTP-M/S curricula and implementation supports include over 130 hands-on activities with teaching tips, instructional adaptations, and curricular extensions, along with video demonstrations of high quality, high fidelity curricular implementation, video-based teaching challenges and professional development workshops.

Status: 2012-2015

Funder: Institute of Educational Sciences (IES)

Selective Publications:

  • Lee, Y., & Kinzie, M. B.  (in press).  Teacher questioning and student responses with regard to cognition and language use.  Instructional Science.  doi: 10.1007/s11251-011-9193-2
  • Kilday, C.R., Kinzie, M.B., Mashburn, A.J., & Whittaker, J.V. (2012).  Accuracy of teacher judgments of preschoolers' math skills. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30(2), 148-159. doi:10.1177/0734282911412722
  • Lee, Y., Kinzie, M. B., Whittaker, J. V.  (2012).  Impact of online support for teachers’ open-ended questioning.  Teaching and Teacher Education, 28, 568-577. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2012.01.002
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., & Berch, D.B. (2012).  Developing number sense in pre-k using five-frames. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40(),213-222. doi:10.1007/s10643-011-0479-4

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