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

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

This symposium highlighted 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 on the connections between educational innovations, teacher professional development, and student success.

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

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

Session Participants:

Chair: Hannah Sevian (University of Massachusetts - Boston)

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) 


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