2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California, April 22 - May 1
Federal policy makers and school leaders increasingly recognize middle school math as a turning point in students’ academic success, especially in predicting high school graduation rates. New i3 scale-up grants allow large-scale implementation of proven reforms that increase student achievement. PowerTeaching (PT) is one such reform that centers on cooperative learning. A five year technologically-facilitated scale-up of PowerTeaching will bring the reform to 185 high-needs middle schools nationwide. In this pilot phase of the project, we will examine eight schools’ readiness for reform. Teacher questionnaires, interviews with school leaders, PT coaches and teachers, coaching feedback, and walk-through observation data will be used to determine school characteristics that impacted the initial implementation of the PT model and promote formative evaluation efforts.
0000-0001-6540-7985 (Chappell), 0000-0001-5396-0732 (Grant)
Original Publication Citation
Carhart, E., Nunnery, J., Bol, L., Arnold, P., Chappell, S., Grant, M., & Morrison, G. (2013). Readiness for reform in middle schools adopting PowerTeaching for mathematics instruction. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
Carhart, Elizabeth Hoag; Nunnery, John; Bol, Linda; Arnold, Pamela; Chappell,, Shanan; The Center For Education Partners; Grant, Melva R.; and Morrison, Gary R., "Readiness for Reform in Middle Schools Adopting PowerTeaching for Mathematics Instruction" (2013). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 160.