The research design for this project is comparative, and is designed to generate evidence that is descriptive using case study, and observation, associative/ correlational, and causal using quasi-experimental methods. This project includes an intervention which is teachers receiving formative assessment and formative assessment with the TI-Navigator System in different configurations over a two-year period of summer training and follow up sessions. Comparative student scores on a project-constructed assessment of algebraic concepts in the State of Hawaii seventh-grade standards will be used to compare student data between the two different professional development formats
This project collects original data using diaries/ journals/ records kept by study subjects, assessments of learning/ achievement tests, and self-completion questionnaires. The project has created: an assessment of algebraic concepts associated with seventh-grade standards and benchmarks; Teaching Practice and Perception Questionnaire; Teacher Background and Context Survey; Technology Questionnaire; and Assessment of Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Practice Questionnaire. Project is also using the Learning Mathematics for Teaching assessment. The data is not yet analyzed from year 1.