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National Research Studies


A Nation at Risk  (2001)

"Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics"  (2000)
From the National Research Council (NRC); Explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years...http://books.nap.edu/catalog/9822.html?onpi_webextra1

"Better Math Teaching Needed, Report Says"  (2000)
A massive overhaul of math instruction in U.S. schools will be necessary if students are to achieve the skills and under- standing required in today's high-tech world, according to a long-awaited report from the National Research Council...Nationalnews/NewsNRCReport2001.htm

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)  (2000)
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) are the result of the need American education community for reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of our students compared to that of students of other countries. TIMSS conducted in 1995, involved 41 countries at three grade levels and was the largest most comprehensive and rigorous assessment of its kind ever undertaken. The US Department of Education and the national Science Foundation funded the study. http://www.rbs.org/mathsci/timss/index.html

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