Type of Culminating Activity
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies
Jonathan L. Brendefur
This study investigated the effectiveness of an instructional framework for Tier 2 intervention in mathematics. The framework suggests intervention teachers utilize instructional practices shown to be effective for students with disabilities while assessing students strengths and weaknesses in skills that are strong indicators of an MLD. This study used a mixed methods design to determine whether tutoring based on this framework led to changes in understanding of multiplication and division for four low achieving fourth graders. It also evaluated the usefulness of the instructional framework in determining whether a student had patterns of deficit related to a mathematics learning disability. Three of the students made positive changes in their understanding of multiplication and division from the tutoring and one showed little change. Two of the students showed patterns of deficit related to a mathematics learning disability. The framework for instruction as well as the framework for evaluating patterns of strength and struggle was determined to be helpful for instructors of Tier 2 mathematics intervention.
Beals, Catherine DiDio, "An Instructional Framework for Tier 2 Intervention in Mathematics" (2012). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 708.