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Into Math RCT Research Opportunity

JEM&R is looking for Kinder – 6th grade teachers to participate in a Randomized Control Trial Study during the 2023-2024 school year.

About the Study

HMH Into Math 2023-24 Randomized Control (RCT)


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has contracted with JEM&R to conduct a RCT of their Into Math program. The study will contribute to the research base behind the effectiveness of different approaches to mathematics instruction and provide educators with the information they need to make informed decisions when selecting educational materials.


Participating K-6 teachers will receive a $150 stipend*. A designated site liaison will receive a $200 stipend*.


*Subject to any restrictions under state or local law or regulation, and/or any policies of your school district or other employer

Participating schools will receive Into Math program materials and professional learning (Student Edition, Teacher Edition, digital access to Ed Platform) at no cost. Control teachers will receive these materials at the conclusion of the RCT. 


Participating schools will be offered HMH Into Math professional development and access to HMH Teacher’s Corner which consist of online training modules.



How will the Randomized Control Trial (RCT) work?

At the beginning of the study (prior to the 2023-2024 SY) all participating teachers within a school will be randomly assigned to either the “treatment” group or the “control” group. Teachers assigned to the treatment group will use Into Math as part of regular mathematics instruction throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Teachers assigned to the control group will continue using the existing mathematics curriculum in place at their school. Both treatment and control teachers will participate in all data collection activities. 

Data Collection


Participating teachers will administer a third party standardized assessment at the beginning and end of the 2023-2024 school year. The test is being determined but will not exceed 60 minutes. Teachers will also administer the Student Growth Measure 3x/year, a digital assessment that is part of Into Math to measure progress.


Teachers will complete a brief online survey at the beginning and end of the school year to measure teaching practices and experiences with the mathematics programs used during the study.


Researchers will conduct classroom observations followed by semi-structured teacher interviews/focus groups twice during the study period (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) with teachers on a volunteer basis to gather a deeper insight to implementation and usage of the program, recommendations, and program feedback.


Ed platform program usage information will be retrieved directly from the HMH server.

If you have questions and would like to learn more about the details of the Into Math RCT study, please email or complete the contact form below.

Questions about RCT

Interest Form for RCT

Learn more about Into Math

Download the Study Flyer

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