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Register Today: 2023 Institute of Education Sciences Mathematics Summit

In October 2022, the Nation’s Report Card revealed that fourth- and eighth-grade students assessed in the 2021-22 school year experienced the largest declines in mathematics performance in the program’s history. These national declines in achievement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) highlight the unprecedented learning crisis that has followed the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, gaps in the mathematics achievement of students with the highest and lowest performance were already widening.

On the afternoons of September 12, 19, and 26, 2023, national, state, and local leaders — along with educators, researchers, policymakers, and instructional experts — will convene to explore efforts to address this crisis. The three-day summit will be led by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS); the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB); the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have contributed to the design and planning for the Summit.This virtual conference will bring together leading experts to discuss the latest scholarship on strategies for mathematics instruction and academic interventions; highlight solutions rooted in research and successful classroom practices; and explore emerging resources. In addition, the summit will feature a series of sessions that will showcase strategies to support post-secondary success and preparation for in-demand careers. Sessions at the summit will address six themes across Pre-K–3, 4–8, and 9–12 grade-level spans:

  • Increasing Opportunities to Learn and Raising Expectations for All
  • Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • High-Dosage Tutoring and Other Academic Recovery Strategies
  • Learning Progressions and High School Pathways
  • Language and Mathematics
  • Leveraging STEAM Applications for In-Demand Careers
The Summit is free to attend and will take place at 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. on September 12, 19, and 26. Sign up to attend here

For more information, contact Eunice Greer at Eunice.Greer@ed.gov.


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