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IES Grant

Title: Postdoctoral Training and Research in Children's Early Mathematical Training
Center: NCER Year: 2005
Principal Investigator: Starkey, Prentice Awardee: University of California, Berkeley
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years Award Amount: $670,590
Type: Training Award Number: R305B050013

This training program prepared fellows to conduct research relevant to the socioeconomic status (SES)-related gap in mathematical knowledge that appears early and widens during early childhood. The program drew fellows from child-focused graduate programs and provided crucial content knowledge in mathematical cognition, early childhood education, and intervention research methods.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Iyer, Roopa
Li, Jie

As of 2020, Dr. Iyer was the senior director for research and evaluation at Arizona Early Childhood and Heard Board, a state agency in Arizona, and Dr. Li was the program manager and educational specialist of Graduate Medical Education at Stanford Health Care.


Journal article, monograph, or newsletter

Klein, A., Starkey, P., Sarama, J., Clements, D.H., and Iyer, R. (2008). Effects of a Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics Intervention: A Randomized Experiment. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 1(3): 155–178. doi:10.1080/19345740802114533