Education Northwest offers technical assistance that provides schools and districts with a comprehensive review of mathematics teaching and learning informed by current professional literature and research. A mathematics program review begins with the collection of data from a variety of sources, including classroom observations, achievement data, curriculum documents, focus group interviews, and surveys completed by students, parents, teachers, and school and district administrators. We analyze the data, using current professional literature and research on effective practices in mathematics, and report our findings to stakeholders in written or verbal form. The report will highlight the areas of strength, as well as point out what might be done to improve the mathematics learning experience for all students. The findings and recommendations can be used in the development of a school improvement plan for mathematics.
Mathematics program reviews can be customized for K–12 schools or districts and offered in either of the following formats:
- Education Northwest staff conducts the review and writes a detailed report that includes findings and recommendations.
- Education Northwest staff facilitates the mathematics review process in collaboration with a school or district team. The team will compile and share the findings. This format is designed to build the capacity of a school- or district-based team to conduct future reviews.
Education Northwest staff will conduct a site visit to collect data about the mathematics program. We analyze the data, compile findings, and report results and recommendations for school improvement in mathematics teaching and learning.
Following a program review, Education Northwest staff can assist a school or district in choosing appropriate professional development or technical assistance services to match the improvement objectives.