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University at Buffalo, State University of New York

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Mathematics Education

This program prepares researchers to conduct rigorous research that is relevant to mathematics education. The program provides fellows with a rich set of experiences and skills needed to conduct mixed-method and quantitative research that will improve U.S. mathematics teaching and learning with diverse populations. Fellows work with a range of faculty who conduct classroom-based research and analyze large-scale mathematics data (including ECLS-K and NAEP). The postdoctoral program at UIUC helps fill the national need for scholars who have a blend of expertise in mathematics education, research design and data analysis.

Sarah Lubienski, Program Director
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Assessing Complex Performance: A Postdoctoral Training Program Researching Students Writing and Assessment in Digital Workspaces

The goal of the postdoctoral fellows program is to provide a breadth and depth of research-related experiences that will prepare the fellows to become well-rounded researchers who are fully engaged in academic professional life. Researchers will train four Postdoctoral Fellows for 2 years each in this program. The research opportunities offered to fellows include: (1) innovations in formative and summative assessment; (2) the development of methods for assessment of complex performance (such as writing); (3) the disciplinary practices of discipline areas captured in written reports and essays; and (4) the evaluation of a large-scale assessment tool currently used by the state of Illinois. Fellows will select a research project for concentrated involvement. Senior faculty/project members will provide regular mentoring sessions, including individualized assistance with research and writing activities.

The fellows will be involved in both individual and collaborative activities including: auditing courses; participating in monthly College of Education seminars/discussion groups (with opportunities to present); involvement in team research activities (including developing research proposals and conducting pilot projects); making conference presentations; and writing and publishing research results.

Principal Investigator: William Cope
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