TERC’s Bogus Studies

For parents who believe Investigations isn’t right for their children, this report will come as no surprise. For others, however, discovering that the “research” that underlies Investigations isn’t based on scientific protocols and that no independent studies have ever verified the publisher’s claims of success, might be a bit shocking.

From the “What Works ClearningHouse”, a Division of the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences…

“No studies of Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® that fall within the scope of the Elementary School Math review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Investigations in Number, Data, and Space®. “

You can find the full report here.

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3 Responses to “TERC’s Bogus Studies”

  1. BLACK VELVET BRUCE LI : School Districts Abandon Math Investigations Says:

    […] have documented that about half of the school districts touted by the publisher of the program have dropped it.  About the same time, the Institute of Education Sciences has concluded that Math Investigations […]

  2. Michael Says:

    We need this sytem introduced into Australian schools! We have a national policy of adopting educational methods that have not been validated by controlled studies. I suggest the creators of the system contact the Australian State and Federal Education ministers in order to sell their system in Australia.

  3. PWCS Lies, Lies, and More Lies « PWC Education Reform Blog Says:

    […] the Investigations program. To bad the US. Dept. of Education found TERC’s studies to be so lacking in scientific merit that they couldn’t be reasonably relied […]


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