Evidence of Effectiveness: Report #1
The Systems Impact, Inc.
Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics Curriculum
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Background

Systems Impact, Inc., dba MathMastery has a rich history of successful math and science programs. This Evidence Report details the effectiveness data on the Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics programs.

The curriculum for the math and science programs was produced by Systems Impact, Inc.,dba MathMastery under the title Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics. The math and science courseware was developed through rigorous scientific research by the Direct Instruction team lead by Zigfried Engleman and Doug Carnine. Individual courses were proven to be effective prior to their release.

Once released; courses were evaluated by numerous institutions. The United States Department of Education’s Program Effectiveness Panel examined the evaluation reports and concluded that Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics enhanced effective math and science teaching and increased student understanding of math and science; additionally, the courses met the needs of other students in similar locations

The combination of quickly paced video demonstrations, intensive questioning with systematic review and guided practice in small steps insured student mastery of the core concepts in elementary math and science.


Evidence of Effectiveness:

Implementation of the Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics program consistently and substantively improved student achievement when compared with preexisting instructional programs. The program has shown considerable strength in addressing the needs of low achievers and mildly handicapped students. The program