Judging the Quality of K-12 Mathematics Evaluations (2004)
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Committee for a Review of the Evaluation Data on the Effectiveness of NSF-Supported and Commercially Generated Mathematics Curriculum Materials, Jere Confrey and Vicki Stohl, Editors, National Research Council
This book reviews the evaluation research literature that has accumulated around 19 K-12 mathematics curricula and breaks new ground in framing an ambitious and rigorous approach to curriculum evaluation that has relevance beyond mathematics. The committee that produced this book consisted of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and methodologists who began with the following charge:
Evaluate the quality of the evaluations of the thirteen National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported and six commercially generated mathematics curriculum materials;
Determine whether the available data are sufficient for evaluating the efficacy of these materials, and if not;
Develop recommendations about the design of a project that could result in the generation of more reliable and valid data for evaluating such materials.
The committee collected, reviewed, and classified almost 700 studies, solicited expert testimony during two workshops, developed an evaluation framework, established dimensions/criteria for three methodologies (content analyses, comparative studies, and case studies), drew conclusions on the corpus of studies, and made recommendations for future research.
Committee on the Evaluation Framework for Successful K-12 STEM Education; Board on Science Education; Board on Testing and Assessment; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council
Committee on Understanding the Influence of Standards in K-12 Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, Iris R. Weiss, Michael S. Knapp, Karen S. Hollweg, and Gail Burrill, Editors, Center for Education, National Research Council