Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

What Works in Teaching Math

What works in teaching math

For better outcomes, focus on the classroom, not just the curriculum, writes Robert Slavin.

If students are to reach their full potential, they must be able to confidently compute and solve complex math problems. To ensure success in math for all children, educators need to know which programs and practices are effective. Which textbooks, computer programs, and professional development strategies increase math achievement?

We carried out a review of research on math programs in both elementary and middle/high schools. The aim was to place all types of programs on a common scale. In this way, we hoped to provide educators with meaningful, unbiased information that they can use to choose programs and practices. We examined the quantitative evidence ...

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