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Project Publications

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Karl, S. R., Dupuis, D. N., Simonson, G., Slater, S. C., & Lein, A. E. (2016). Schema-based instruction: The effects of experienced and novice teacher implementers on seventh-grade students’ proportional problem solving. Learning and Instruction, 44, 53-64. doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.03.001

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., & Karl, S. R. (2016). A randomized trial of the effects of schema-based instruction on proportional problem solving for students with mathematics problem-solving difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities. Advanced online publication doi: 10.1177/0022219416629646

Lein, A. E., Jitendra, A. K., Starosta, K., Dupuis, D. N., Hughes, C., & Star, J. (2015). Assessing the relation between seventh-grade students’ engagement and proportional problem solving performance. Preventing School Failure. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1045988X.2015.1036392

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., Simonson, G. & Slater, S. C. (2015). Effects of a research-based mathematics intervention to improve seventh-grade students’ proportional problem solving: A cluster randomized trial. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 1019-1034. doi: 10.1037/edu0000039

Vig, R., Star, J. R., Dupuis, D. N., Lein, A.E., & Jitendra, A. K. (2015).  Exploring the impact of knowledge of multiple strategies on students’ learning about proportions. In J. A. Middleton & Cai, J. (Eds.), Design, results, and implications of large-scale studies in mathematics education (pp. 61-73). New York, NY: Springer.

Jitendra, A. K., Dupuis, D. N., Star, J. R., & Rogriguez, M. C. (2014). The effects of schema-based instruction on the proportional thinking of students with mathematics difficulties with and without reading difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities. Advance online publication doi: 10.1177/0022219414554228

Jitendra, A. K., Lein, A. E., Star, J. R., & Dupuis, D. N. (2013). The contributions of domain-specific knowledge in predicting students’ proportional problem solving performance. Educational Research and Evaluation: An International journal on Theory and Practice, 19(8), 700-716

Jitendra, A., Star, J.R., Dupuis, D. N., & Rodriguez, M.C. (2013) Effectiveness of schema-based instruction for improving seventh-grade students’ proportional reasoning: A randomized experiment. Journal of Research on Education Effectiveness, 6, 114-136.

Jitendra, A. K., & Star, J.R. (2012) An exploratory study contrasting high- and low-ability students' word problem solving: The role of schema-based instruction. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 151-158.

Jitendra, A. K., Star, J.R., Rodriguez, M., Lindell, M., & Someki, F. (2011). Improving students' proportional thinking using schema-based instruction. Learning and Instruction, 21, 731-745.

Jitendra, A. K., Woodward, J., & Star, J. R. (2011). Middle school students' thinking about ratios and proportions. In R. Gersten & R. Newman-Gonchar (Eds.), Understanding RTI in mathematics (pp. 127-150). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Jitendra, A. K., & Star, J.R. (2011). Meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities in inclusive mathematics classrooms: The role of schema-based instruction on mathematical problem solving. Theory into Practice, 50, 12-19.

Jitendra, A. K., Star, J., Starosta, K., Leh, J., Sood, S., Caskie, G., Hughes, C., & Mack, T. (2009). Improving students’ learning of ratio and proportion problem solving: The role of schema-based instruction. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34. 250-264.

Jitendra, A. K. (2007). Solving math word problems: Teaching students with learning disabilities using schema-based instruction. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

IES Practice Guide

Woodward, J., Beckmann, S., Driscoll, M., Franke, M., Herzig, P., Jitendra, A., Koedinger, K. R., & Ogbuehi, P. (2012). Improving mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8: A practice guide (NCEE 2012-4055). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications_reviews.aspx#pubsearch/

Selected Presentations

Jitendra, A. K., & Woodward, J. (2016, July). Challenge of proportional thinking for students with math disabilities. Paper to be presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, Germany.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Karl, S. R., Nelson, G., Simonson, G. R., & Slater, S. C. (2016, April). Improving middle school students’ knowledge of ratios and proportional relationships: A replication. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual convention, Washington, D.C.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Karl, S. R., Simonson, G. R., Slater, S. C., & Nelson, G. (2016, March). Does an instructional intervention focused on proportional reasoning meet the needs of students with and without mathematics difficulties: A follow-up study? Poster presented at the CEHD Faculty Research Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Karl, S. R., Slater, S. C., Simonson, G. R., & Nelson, G. (2016, March). A replication study to evaluate the effects of schema-based instruction on middle school students’ proportional problem-solving performance. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring 2016 Conference, Washington, D.C.

Simonson, G., & Jitendra, A. K., & Nelson, G (2016, February). Student representation and diagram use in proportional problem solving. Poster presented at the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) annual convention, New Orleans, LA.

Jitendra, A. K. (2015, August). Students with mathematics difficulties’ understanding and solution of proportion problems. Paper presented at the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) biennial convention, Limassol, Cyprus.

Jitendra, A. K. (2015, July). Middle school students with mathematics problem-solving difficulties’ understanding and solution of proportion problems: The role of schema-based instruction. Paper presented in a symposium on Mathematics instruction for students at risk for mathematics difficulties at the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) annual convention, Vancouver, B.C.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., Simonson, G. & Slater, S. C. (2015, April). Examining the sustainability of schema-based instruction on students’ proportional problem-solving performance. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Jitendra, A. K., Lein, A. E. (2015, April). Students with mathematics problem-solving difficulties’ understanding and solution of proportion problems. Paper presented in a multi-presentation session at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., Simonson, G., & Slater, S. C. (2015, March). The effects of teachers’ experience with SBI on students’ proportional and mathematical problem solving performance. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring 2015 Conference, Washington, D.C.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., Simonson, G. & Slater, S. C (2015, April). Examining the sustainability of schema-based instruction on students’ proportional problem-solving performance. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Jitendra, A. K., Lein, A. E., Dupuis, D. D., Simonson, G., Harwell, M.R., Karl, S. R., & Slater, S. (2015, April). Students with mathematics problem-solving difficulties’ understanding and solution of proportion problems.Paper to be presented in a multi-presentation session at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Simonson, G., & Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., & Slater, S. C (2015, February). Schema-Based Instruction and Proportional Problem Solving for Middle School Students. Paper presented at the Council for National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Jitendra, A. K., & Lein, A. E. (2014, April). Teaching ratios, proportions, and percents: Priming the problem structure. Paper presented in a strand session on Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Jitendra, A. K., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., & Slater, S. C. (2014, April). The impact of schema-based instruction on proportional problem solving for students with mathematics problem-solving difficulties. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Jitendra, A. K., Harwell, M. R., Dupuis, D. N., Karl, S. R., Lein, A. E., Slater, S. C., Simonson, G., & Herriges, M. (2014, March). A randomized experiment of a schema-based instructional approach to proportional problem solving for seventh-grade students. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring 2014 Conference, Washington, D. C.

Lein, A. E., Jitendra, A. K., Starosta, K. M., Dupuis, D. N., Hughes-Reid, C., & Star, J. R. (2014). Assessing the relation between seventh-grade students’ engagement and mathematical problem solving performance. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Revised April 2016


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