Read the final report from a large-scale, rigorous study examining how four math curricula affect achievement across two years—from first through second grades.
Related Publications for Evaluation of Mathematics Curricula
After Two Years, Three Elementary Math Curricula Outperform a Fourth (In Focus Brief)Sep 30, 2013
Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula: Findings for First and Second GradersOct 30, 2010
This report, the second from a large-scale study for the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences of four early math programs, shows that the curriculum used by the study schools mattered.
Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula: Findings for First and Second Graders (Issue Brief)Oct 30, 2010
This study examines whether some early elementary school math curricula are more effective than others at improving math achievement in schools serving a high percentage of disadvantaged students.
Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula: Findings from First Graders in 39 SchoolsFeb 28, 2009
Educators and policymakers have long debated which textbooks and their associated instructional approaches have the greatest impact on student learning in key subjects.
Design for the Evaluation of Early Elementary School Mathematics CurriculaJan 30, 2008
Many U.S. students enter elementary school with poor math skills. Students from different socioeconomic backgrounds also differ in math performance, with students from poor families lagging behind those from more affluent families.