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Title:  The Effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
Description: For report NCEE 2012-4008 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

This data file contains data from a cluster randomized trial examined the impact of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) on student’s mathematical problem solving and science achievement. The study also examined the effects on teacher's classroom practice and active learning instructional strategies. The study found AMSTI had a positive and statistically significant effect on classroom practices in mathematics and science after one year. The study found small, but statistically significant gains in student achievement in mathematics, but no effect in science achievement. The sample includes 82 schools, with about 780 teachers and 30,000 students in grades 4–8.
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Cover Date: November 2012
Web Release: November 26, 2012
Print Release: November 26, 2012
Publication #: NCEE 20124041
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCEE
Associated Centers: REL
Authors: Denis Newman Pamela B. Finney Steve Bell Herb Turner Andrew P. Jaciw Jenna L. Zacamy Laura Feagans Gould
Type of Product: Data File
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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