Developing A Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Blended and Personalized Teaching and Learning in Nebraska

The Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) coordinates statewide efforts with all 17 Educational Service Units (ESUs) serving 245 school districts employing 22,000 teachers, educating 307,000 students. During the 2016-2017 school year, ESUCC developed the “Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching and Learning” project, integrating multiple state data systems and resources into an ecosystem of support, tools,…

Recruiting and Preparing STEM Majors to be Highly-Qualified, K-12 STEM Teachers Serving High-Need, Rural, Local Educational Agencies: DC-Noyce Scholars Program

RMC Research is working with Dordt College to evaluate a newly-awarded, NSF-funded, Noyce Scholars project: Recruiting and Preparing STEM Majors to be Highly-Qualified, K-12 STEM Teachers Serving High-Need, Rural, Local Educational Agencies: DC-Noyce Scholars Program. The project aims to recruit and train high-quality STEM teachers to serve high-needs rural local schools and districts. Specifically, the…

Student Adaptive Pedagogy – Sharing What We Are Learning

On April 2, Dr. John Sutton and Dr. Xin Wang co-presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference in San Antonio, TX, with Dr. Heather Johnson, Dr. Ron Tzur, and Amber Gardner, all from the University of Colorado Denver a session titled, Developing written, prompt sensitive measures of multiplicative reasoning. The…

RMC Research Diagnostic Reviews 2017

RMC Research was selected by the Colorado Department of Education as an approved contractor for conducting diagnostic reviews and recently conducted these reviews in nine schools for the Aurora Public Schools. Reviews entail 3-4 day visits by an experienced team who analyzes practices using  the Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement, School Level…

Longitudinal Evaluation of Noyce Science Teachers to Determine Sources of Effective Teaching (LENST)

The National Science Foundation has funded Noyce projects to promote high quality science and mathematics teaching in high-needs schools since 2002. Funding is provided for a number of different types of projects, from scholarships for pre-service undergraduate teachers to stipends for in-service teachers to receive a Master’s degree with teaching certification. Participants in the programs…

Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL)

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project is currently in year one of a five-year operation, conducting research on institutional change on a set of campuses. This collaborative research project, led by the Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU), includes partner mathematics departments at University of Colorado – Boulder, the University of Nebraska –…

Longitudinal Learning of Viable Argument in Mathematics for Adolescents (LLAMA) funded by National Science Foundation to examine 8th grade mathematics teaching and learning with and through viable argumentation

As a joint effort of University of Idaho (UI) and RMC Research Corporation (RMC), the LLAMA project received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (#1621438) within the Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) Learning Strand in September 2016. This study will develop and examine an instructional intervention that combines a learning progression and the…

AmeriCorps Program at Red Cloud Indian School

Red Cloud Indian School is a private K-12 institution located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. With separate elementary, middle, and high school buildings sharing one campus near the town of Pine Ridge, and a K-8 building situated in the town of Porcupine, the school serves a total population of approximately 600 students….

How to get mathematics scores up by really trying

Increasing student achievement, as measured by state assessments, is a perennial challenge. Nowhere is the problem more persistent than it is for mathematics scores. A recently released summary of rigorous evaluations related to content-focused professional development suggested that intensive professional development improved some teacher practices, but did not impact student achievement. The summary goes on…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

RMC Research is excited to be collaborating with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) to design an evaluation of HMH Professional Services. HMH provides services to school districts across the nation, including professional learning courses, collaborative coaching, technical product support and training, reporting and data services, and research-based approaches to instruction. The evaluation will use a comprehensive…

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