National Science Foundation Grant No. DRL-1223074
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Educational leadership, Mathematics education
This article contributes to the larger narrative around what makes a mathematics professional development (PD) successful and in what ways. We share a research-based PD model that was implemented in elementary schools in an urban school district for 3 years. The model uses a pseudo lesson study approach and emphasizes standards-based instruction. We found that teachers made gains in knowledge and instruction quality. However, whereas some students saw gains on standardized assessments, this was the case only for students who were not members of historically minoritized groups (Black/Latino), countering our assumptions that the PD would lead to equitable achievement results. We conclude with a discussion of how a colorblind approach to PD may account for the inequitable results.
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Melhuish, Kathleen; Thanheiser, Eva P.; White, Alexander; Rosencrans, Brenda; Shaughnessy, J. Michael; Foreman, Linda; Riffel, Andrew; and Guyot, Layla, "The Efficacy of Research-Based "mathematics for All" Professional" (2022). Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications and Presentations. 354.