The ROOTS project is a 4-year trial to test the efficacy of a kindergarten mathematics intervention (ROOTS) for students at-risk in mathematics. The ROOTS intervention is a 50-lesson kindergarten program aligned with Common Core State Standards. It provides in-depth instruction on critical number sense and whole number concepts including counting and cardinality, number and operations, and base 10. Primary aims of the project include testing the impact of the ROOTS program and examining the impact of instructional intensity, manipulated via group size, on student mathematics outcomes.

Participating districts receive professional development and coaching for interventionists by experts in the field, and access to cutting edge research in education. Districts also retain the program manuals and kits to continue using the program after the research project is complete.

HILL for Literacy is a research partner for ROOTS.

For more information, visit the Center on Teaching and Learning.

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