External Evaluation of Foundations for Success: Developing Effective Mathematics Educators through Cognitively Guided Instruction Program
The Foundations for Success project aims to enhance elementary mathematics teacher effectiveness through large-scale implementation of an evidence-based, mathematics teacher professional development program called Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI). The program evaluation design uses several complementary methodological approaches, including:
- (1) a mixed-methods evaluation of implementation to determine the extent to which the program is being implemented as intended,
- (2) a multisite cluster-randomized trial to enable causal inference regarding teacher and student outcomes, and
- (3) an exploratory study investigating factors in classroom instruction that mediate the impact of the CGI intervention on student achievement.
Our role is to lead the implementation evaluation to answer the following question:
To what extent is the program being implemented with fidelity to Cognitively Guided Instruction principles?
Partner / Institution affiliation
Florida State University
U.S. Department of Education
More information on research and publications on CGI can be found at https://www.schoenresearch.com/projects/
More information on the CGI program can be found at https://www.cgimath-tlc.org/