Jacobson Institute Release K-12 Math Assessment Report

July 26, 2019

The Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education, based at Grand View University, is proud to have recently released a report describing the findings of an assessment of K-12 mathematics education in the state of Iowa. This report is the result of an 18-month process in which the institute partnered with the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University to create and conduct a survey of Iowa schoolteachers to collect data on teaching and learning and analyze that data. 

Findings are organized around six central themes, including beliefs K-12 teachers have about teaching and learning math, their own perceived abilities, knowledge, and confidence as they relate to teaching math, and instructional practices. In addition, the report describes the impact a number of teacher characteristics have upon these themes, including further education and training, and years’ teaching experience mathematics.

Robert S. Keller, PhD, Interim Director for the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education, says, “This was a big undertaking. The report prominently features actionable insights that directly relate to and impact the success of Iowa’s students in mathematics. These should be particularly relevant to school building and district administrators, as well as education leaders and policymakers, across our state.”

 More information about the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education can be found here.