Senior Research Associate, WestEd
Carne Clarke, formerly Carne Barnett, joined WestEd in 1989 and is a Senior Research Associate and director of Math Pathways & Pitfalls (MPP). MPP focuses on the research, development, and support of teaching practices and materials that improve students' mathematics achievement and academic language use. Clarke initiated MPP through grants from Stuart Foundation and continued development through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Instructional Materials grant. As part of the NSF grant, she conducted a randomized experimental study, in which MPP was shown to have a significant impact on the mathematics achievement of a diverse population of students. Clarke is currently principal investigator of another study of MPP that is funded by the U.S Department of Education. This study uses statistical and descriptive methods to document and explain the impact of MPP on achievement outcomes in mathematics and academic language, with emphasis on outcomes for English learners. Clarke has prior experience as a teacher in urban settings and as a teacher educator at the University of California, Berkeley, where her pioneering work with case discussions for mathematics teachers began in 1987. She is the author of numerous instructional materials, research articles, and chapters in educational resources.
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Math Pathways & Pitfalls: Jump-Starting Effective and Equitable Instruction