Spencer-WTGF RFP: Improving the Measurement of Classroom Mathematics Instruction

Hill and her research team have been developing a video observation protocol that assesses the teaching of mathematics, and they will use this grant to make it more user-friendly, reliable, and accurate.

The grant will focus on improving how the protocol measures teacher and student interactions with mathematical content, and the interactions between teachers and students regarding mathematical content. To refine and improve their measure of the “Mathematical Quality of Instruction” (MQI), the research team will capitalize on data they are collecting in an intervention trial meant to improve math teaching. To assess the accuracy of their protocol, the team will calculate how well it predicts change in student performance on a state test.