External Evaluation of the Thinking Like Mathematicians Project

External Evaluation of the Thinking Like Mathematicians Project
Thinking Like Mathematicians

Thinking Like Mathematicians: Challenging All Grade 3 Students (TLM) is a scale up of promising evidence-based mathematics studies, identification and programming studies, and identification practices for English learners studies. These prior studies emphasized the importance of supporting and enhancing obvious and emergent talents of students from historically underrepresented groups (e.g., students who are from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities or who are twice-exceptional [i.e., 2e: intellectual gifts and special needs]).

TLM developed pre-differentiated (i.e., tiered lessons) and enriched, challenging, and engaging curriculum, based on Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills. We led the evaluation arm of the project and aimed to answer X questions:

  1. How well was the project implemented in terms of equity, ethicality, and professionality?
  2. How well did teacher professional development conform to characteristics associated with high quality professional development?
  3. How well did the project conform to experimental standards?
  4. How well did the project perform in terms of effectiveness and efficiency?

Partner / Institution affiliation

Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development

Funding source:

U.S. Department of Education