Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT); Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) instrument measures the specialized knowledge of K-8 teachers of mathematics use in teaching. These measures include items that reflect the real mathematics tasks teachers face in classrooms, such as assessing student work, representing numbers and operations, and explaining common mathematical rules or procedures. Assessments composed of these problems can be used to measure the effectiveness of mathematics-focused professional development.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics

Teacher Knowledge

Grades
K-8
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration information

Length
Varies depending on test form.
Price

Training ($150); Administration ($500 per year).

Training
Training required to access and administer (http://www.umich.edu/~lmtweb/)
Administration
Individual,
Self-report
National Sample
Yes

Access and Use

Contact
Merrie Blunk, mblunk@umich.edu
Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Hill, H. C. and Ball, D. L. (2004). Learning mathematics for teaching: Results from California's mathematics professional development institutes. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 35(5), 330-351.

Hill, H. C., Schilling, S. G., & Ball, D. L. (2004). Developing measures of teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching. The Elementary School Journal, 105(1), 11–30.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No