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ERIC Number: EJ1218035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Monitoring Student Progress in Algebra: Development and Evaluation of an Online Professional Development System
Lyons, ReneƩ; Genareo, Vincent; Simpson, Amber; Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Olson, Jeannette
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v17 n1 p77-94 2019
This paper focuses on description and evaluation of a Web-based professional development system for teachers centered on the collection and use of frequent student performance information in algebra for instructional decision making. With U.S. federal grant funding, researchers developed Web-based instructional modules, which provided interactive instruction in the administration and scoring of three types of algebra measures. Modules also addressed use of the data management system for storing, displaying, and helping teachers to interpret data. Evaluation of this online system included feedback from nine special and general education mathematics teachers regarding their scoring accuracy, satisfaction with the content and usability of the system, and change in their knowledge about progress monitoring. In addition, a hypothetical student case study illustrates the use of this online system for informing instructional decisions within the context of a school's model for response to intervention. In this framework, teachers use progress monitoring data to identify students who are struggling, so increasingly more intensive instruction may be delivered to better meet student needs. This illustration depicts how an algebra teacher may use the online system to identify students who need more instructional support and to monitor students' progress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina; Iowa
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A090295