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\iteman{ZMATH 2008f.00191}
\itemau{Kramer, Steven L.; Keller, Regina}
\itemti{An existence proof: Successful joint implementation of the IMP curriculum and a $4\times 4$ block schedule at a suburban U.S. high school.}
\itemso{J. Res. Math. Educ. 39, No. 1, 2-8 (2008).}
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Summary: This ``Brief Report'' summarizes results from a study that investigated joint effects of two innovations adopted at a high school in an affluent suburban community in the northeast United States: $4\times 4$ block scheduling and the standards-based curriculum, the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP). By the end of 12th grade, cohorts of students who had studied IMP under a block schedule scored higher on most measures of mathematics achievement than had earlier cohorts of students who had studied a traditional high school mathematics curriculum under a traditional schedule. This article also describes actions taken by the school to build capacity before adopting the reforms. The results can be seen as an ``existence proof'' of what can happen when these reforms are adopted jointly at a site that has put considerable effort into building capacity to implement them well.
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\itemcc{D33 D34 C73 C74}
\itemut{block scheduling; curriculum evaluation; curriculum reform; high school mathematics; interactive mathematics program; IMP; mathematics curriculum; NCTM standards; standards-based mathematics curricula}
\itemli{doi:10.2307/30034885}
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