Menu of Measures: High-Quality Measures of Middle Years Math Student Outcomes

Menu of Measures: High-Quality Measures of Middle Years Math Student Outcomes

Published: Mar 01, 2022
Publisher: Mathematica
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Associated Project

Evaluating the Development of Middle Years Math Teaching and Learning Solutions

Time frame: 2018 - 2022

Prepared for:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Authors

Jasmine Forde

Ijun Lai

Veronica Sotelo Muñoz

Understanding how to measure the impact of math instruction and interventions is key to improving students’ overall math performance. This resource provides educators, school district leaders, researchers, funders, and organizations implementing programs with a curated list of ways to measure middle grades students’ math skills and knowledge, math perceptions and beliefs, and math use beyond the classroom in a valid, reliable, and accessible way. It also includes a set of criteria that can be used to assess measure quality, as well as context-specific questions to help readers determine if a specific measure is a good fit for their unique circumstances.

Mathematica and a panel of researchers in the field of math instruction and measurement originally developed the menu of measures for Bill & Melinda Gates grantees who are working to improve math outcomes for students in middle grades who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty.

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