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Understanding how certain factors impact students as they enter middle school is critical to helping them succeed.
Our Research Team developed a guide with four key areas that middle school math teachers can focus on to support and motivate their students.
Steven Ritter, Founder and Chief Scientist at Carnegie Learning, has been developing and evaluating educational systems for over 20 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and was instrumental in the development and evaluation of Cognitive Tutors for mathematics. Through leadership of the research department, Dr. Ritter has led many improvements to the use of adaptive learning systems and math education in real-world settings. He is the author of numerous papers on the design, architecture and evaluation of Intelligent Tutoring Systems. He is lead author of an evaluation judged by the US Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse as fully meeting their standards and is lead author of a "Best Paper" at the International Conference on Educational Data Mining.Explore more related to this author
Recent research on academic achievement shows that students’ beliefs about the nature of intelligence, their goals within a learning task, and their perception of expectations about them have strong effects on their academic performance.
Dr Steve Ritter, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Carnegie Learning