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Capturing Problem-Solving Skills of Students with Math Disabilities

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Dr. Brian Bottge

The Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) awarded Professor Brian Bottge in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education a supplemental grant to design a hybrid form of assessment that combines an oral questioning component with a technology-based platform. The need for the new assessment surfaced in two randomized studies supported by a four-year IES grant (see http://edsrc.uky.edu/AIMs/index.html). Based on 100+ classroom observations, test results, and interviews, the findings suggested that traditional written tests fall short of capturing the problem-solving abilities of students with math disabilities. Project manager Linda Gassaway and doctoral student Megan Jones are working with Bottge to identify newer forms of assessment that more adequately display students’ problem-solving skills.  

 

Students working on one of Dr. Brian Bottge's Enhanced Anchored Instruction projects.
Students working on one of Dr. Brian Bottge’s Enhanced Anchored Instruction projects.