Tracy Solomon – The Effectiveness of the Jump Math Program

By Stephen Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities.

Tracy Solomon (OISE/UT) describes the JUMP Math program, a unique, Canadian approach to K-8 math instruction, and show how its central tenets are empirically supported. This presentation includes a report on the results from two randomized-controlled studies involving 1400+ elementary students and their 200+ teachers in 60 schools in two different Canadian school boards.

The results revealed positive effects of JUMP Math instruction on growth in elementary math achievement. The authors also report data on program implementation and teacher feedback about why JUMP Math works, which will be followed by a discussion of implications for policy and practice.



Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.