The Better Math Teaching Network Year One: Developmental Evaluation Report

Partners for Network Improvement (PNI) at University of Pittsburgh

This report provides a descriptive and analytic portrait of the Better Math Teaching Network’s first year of operation using data including:

-Observations of whole- and small-group network meetings,
-Interviews with participating teachers conducted at multiple time points throughout the year,
-Teachers’ responses to a survey designed to measure teachers’experiences with key features of the NIC concept,
-Analysis of teachers’ formal and informal connections to one another that are facilitated by the network,
-Documentation teachers generate through their improvement cycles,
-Classroom observations and follow-up interviews with a small sample of teachers.

The Better Math Teaching Network aimed to harness the problem-solving power of networks in pursuit of more student-centered teaching and learning.