Scaling Up SimCalc Project Tech Report Series: Design and Development of the Student and Teacher Mathematical Assessments


Shechtman, N., Haertel, G., Roschelle, J., Knudsen, K., & Singleton, C. (2010). Design and development of the student and teacher mathematical assessments. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.


This technical report documents the design and development of the student and teacher mathematical content assessment instruments for the Scaling Up SimCalc Project. In this project, which is described in Technical Reports 01 and 02 (Roschelle et al., 2007a; Roschelle et al., 2007b) and other publications (e.g., Roschelle et al., in press), we conducted three largescale studies to address the broad research question, Can a wide variety of teachers use an integration of technology, curriculum, and professional development to increase student learning of complex and conceptually difficult mathematics? The studies examined the SimCalc approach, which uses highly interactive software to help students learn the central middle school mathematical concepts of rate, proportionality, and linear function. The studies took place in Texas during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 school years.

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