Areas of Expertise

Evaluation of the University of Nebraska Omaha I-USE Bricklayer

2017 – Present RMC Research is conducting an evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) project, Using Bricklayer Coding and Visual Art to Engage Students in Learning Mathematics at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). The faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have developed Bricklayer, an open-source…

Evaluation of ITSCoRe (Implementing Techtivities to Promote Students’ Covariational Reasoning in College Algebra)

2017 – Present RMC Research is conducting an evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Improving Undergraduates STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education (IUSE) project, ITSCoRe (Implementing Techtivities to Promote Students’ Covariational Reasoning in College Algebra). The ITSCoRe project is designed to develop, implement, and study Techtivities: free, web-based, learning experiences that link video…

Evaluation of Making Inspired by Nature, an EAGER: Maker Project

2017 – Present Making Inspired by Nature, an EAGER: Maker project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to support innovation in teacher preparation programs by preparing preservice teachers to teach students effectively through making and design thinking using biomimicry. The project, based at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, seeks to accomplish its goal…

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

2017 – Present RMC Research is working with Dordt College to evaluate a National Science Foundation (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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers…

Evaluation of MODULE(S2), Middle Tennessee State University

2017 – 2022 RMC Research serves as the external evaluator for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools (MODULE(S2)) project at Middle Tennessee State University. MODULE(S2) creates course materials designed to develop preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge as it relates specifically to the work of teaching geometry, statistics,…

Evaluation of NRT-INFEWS (Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems)

2017 – 2022 RMC Research is conducting a 5-year external evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship Program‒Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (NRT-INFEWS) project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The project, Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems, is providing…

Technical Assistance and Training to Fulton County Schools Numeracy Instructional Framework

2017 – 2018 The Denver (CO) and Tampa (FL) offices of RMC Research worked with literacy and mathematics leaders, coaches, and content specialists in Fulton County Schools (FCS) (GA) to examine characteristics of coaching and prepare a Coaching Framework. RMC Research also worked with mathematics leaders, coaches, and content specialists in FCS to examine beliefs…

Evaluation of Eagle County Schools Math Science Partnership (MSP) Quality Teacher Induction and Instruction Project

2016 – 2018 The Eagle County Schools Math Science Partnership (MSP) Quality Teacher Induction and Instruction Project was developed to create a seamless pipeline of teacher recruitment partnerships, induction collaboratives, instructional content mastery, retention strategies, and academic relevancy for student achievement in mathematics and science. Due to the high influx of new teachers, Eagle County…

The Broad Center

RMC Research is excited to partner with The Broad Center (TBC) to conduct a study of the impact that TBC-trained leaders have had on public education in the United States.  The study involves analysis of academic data from 2010-11 forward for both school districts and charter management organizations.  Results are expected to be reported in…

REL Central Supports South Dakota Efforts to Evaluate Changes to Educator Certification Rules

The South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) recently made changes to their educator certification system designed to remove barriers to educator certification in an effort to support teacher retention and recruitment, while preserving a rigorous process. RMC Research is a subcontractor to Marzano Research on the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Central States (REL…

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