Welcome MCIS Participants!

More Info for Participants

Thank you for participating in the West Virginia Math Curriculum Impact Study (MCIS)! We are very grateful for your participation in this research—and we are excited to begin working with you on this important study!

Please feel free to contact us directly at any time throughout the study! We welcome your questions and comments, and we are always glad to be in touch!

Here’s how to reach us:
Call: 1-703-246-8610
Email: mcis-info@sri.com

Please note that the 1-800 number listed on previous MCIS materials (1-800-227-6577) is no longer operational. Please feel free to reach us anytime at the 703-number above.

For more detailed information about your participation in the study, please visit the links below.

For 5th Grade teachers implementing the Reasoning Mind Curriculum (www.mathimpact.net/bear)

For 5th Grade teachers implementing their regular math curriculum (www.mathimpact.net/cardinal)

Improving student learning in mathematics is a nationally important challenge. We know it is important here in the state of West Virginia as well.

This year, the prestigious Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education has funded SRI International (SRI) and Reasoning Mind to investigate whether a digital curriculum can improve student learning in mathematics in West Virginia, with a focus on new materials that support the Common Core. Your participation in this research project will support findings that can guide how educators and teachers use technology and other instructional materials to help all students learn more in mathematics.

This study will compare the effectiveness of different ways to teach mathematics, some focused around technology and some not, with teachers from schools all over the state of West Virginia. In this study, some teachers will use the Reasoning Mind curriculum in their 5th grade math classes, while other participating teachers use their regular curricula. This study will help us to learn more about how technology-supported math instructional programs work on a much larger scale, in a variety of different contexts, and with a variety of different student populations.

In order to report high quality, credible findings, we need to be very systematic in our collection of data from teachers and students. We will collect student achievement data and information about student attitude towards mathematics, as well as information about teacher background and classroom practices.

We hope you will find the opportunity to be part of a scientific study that will have local, state, and national impact to be a rewarding experience! And again, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.