Karen Karp

About Me (Bio)
Karen Karp is a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. For 21 years, she was a mathematics teacher educator at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she is now professor emeritus. She is a former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and a former president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. In addition to Karp’s background as a certified mathematics teacher, she is a certified special education teacher. She continues to work in classrooms to support teachers of students with disabilities in their mathematics instruction. Karp is author of more than 25 books, including Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (co-authored with Van de Walle and Bay Williams), and numerous book chapters and articles. Her three articles on “Rules That Expire” (co-authored with Bush and Dougherty) have appeared in each of the NCTM journals for teachers.

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Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This project's first goal is to study the national landscape of mathematics intervention classes, which are additional classes provided to struggling students, including learners with and without identified disabilities. We administered a survey to a nationally representative sample of 2,024 urban and suburban public schools with grades 6-8 to find out how these classes are being implemented and the types of challenges faced. Approximately 43% of schools (876 schools) responded to the survey; the findings revealed widespread implementation of these classes (69% of schools) and highlighted a range of practices in terms of class size, scheduling, duration, staffing and content focus. Our project's second goal is to apply the survey findings to design professional development to support teachers of mathematics intervention classes, helping them to build knowledge and practices for addressing students' wide range of learning needs.