Complexity of Mathematics and Science Education
Complexity of Mathematics and Science Education

Session title:

K–12 Student Success: Complexity in Mathematics and Science Education Research

Education Researchers Shed Light on the Connections Between Educational Innovations, Teacher Professional Development, and Student Success


This symposium highlights research being conducted by several National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership projects. Through large-scale efforts, partnerships between K–12 and higher education institutions are studying K–12 student success. The papers in this symposium are about studies of how educational innovations influence student success.


Division H - Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools
Section 1: Applied Research in the Schools

Schedule Information:

Time: Saturday, April 14, 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.  

Building/Room: Marriott Pinnacle, Third Level - Pinnacle II

Session Participants:

Reflecting on Complexity in Mathematics and Science Education Research Investigating Student Success

Wendy M. Smith (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)

Impact of MSP (Math-Science Partnership)-Prepared Mathematics Specialists on Middle School Instruction and Student Success

Aimee Ellington (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Using Learning Progression Frameworks and Assessments to Guide Research and Professional Development

Jennifer H. Doherty (Michigan State University)

Disciplinary Content-Focused Versus Cross-Disciplinary Concept-Focused Professional Development for Science Teachers

Robert Chen (University of Massachusetts - Boston)

Identifying and Measuring Factors Related to Student Learning: Promises and Pitfalls of Teacher Instructional Logs

Sean Smith (Horizon Research, Inc.)

Discussant: Lance Perez (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) 

Chair: Hannah Sevian (University of Massachusetts - Boston) 

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