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MathSteps by Houghton Mifflin
Elementary School Mathematics

As of July 2007 no studies of MathSteps by Houghton Mifflin were found that fell within the scope of the Elementary School Mathematics review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of MathSteps by Houghton Mifflin to improve outcomes in this area.
MathSteps is a research-based supplementary program for elementary and middle school grades which focuses on providing students with the skills and tactics they need to meet grade-level standards. It was designed to supply teachers with the resources necessary to assess student performance and apply appropriate materials to correct perceived weaknesses in computational ability. The program lists four key elements: Skills Inventories tests (to assess student skill levels), Sequential Skills Outlines, Correlation Guidelines, and Skill and Practice sheets. MathSteps also incorporates built-in staff development, and utilizes four components: student workbooks, teacher resource copymasters, teacher editions, and computational skills tutorial kits. Student progress is monitored on a daily basis through ongoing assessment.

Last Updated: July 2007



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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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