Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition student math achievement
Treatment jumpmath
Sponsor The Hospital for Sick Children
Start date March 2012
End date August 2014
Trial size 1156 participants
Trial identifier NCT02456181, 1000031586

Summary

The overall aim of the proposed project is to test the efficacy of a relatively new, well-developed math program on the math achievement of elementary school students in mainstream classes in urban schools. Use of this program is increasing in Canada and the United Kingdom. Preliminary findings derived from uncontrolled trials and our own pilot, randomized controlled trial suggest it may yield meaningful gains in math achievement for both at-risk and achieving students, as indexed by their performance on national exams, in national math competitions, as well as on standardized measures of math achievement. However, the program has yet to be rigorously evaluated to determine its relative efficacy compared to the math programs typically used by school boards. The program provision of grade-specific teacher's guides and student workbooks (for grades 1 to 8), and minimal teacher training, points to its potential utility for full-scale implementation, should its efficacy be confirmed.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Experimental)
The JUMP method focuses more on the mental activity involved in constructing mathematical knowledge. There is a strong emphasis on symbolic math (numbers, letters, mathematical symbols). Manipulatives are used prescriptively, in lessons carefully scaffolded to help students connect the objects (e.g., three buttons) to what they are intended to stand for (the magnitude "3").
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Primary Outcomes

Measure
The change scores on the Math Fluency, Calculation, and Applied Problems sub scales from a standardized battery (WJ-III) and on a curriculum based math measure, as well as on the results from a regional math assessment test.
time frame: Fall and Spring of School Years 1 and 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 years up to 13 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - The students must: have sufficient command of English to understand their teacher's instructions (as judged by their teacher, ELL students will be included provided they meet this criterion). They must have a signed parental consent form and also assent to participate in the study. Exclusion Criteria: - The students must have no uncorrected sensory, neurological, or physical impairments that would preclude the use of manipulatives, perceiving written math materials and figures, or hearing the teacher's instructions.

Additional Information

Official title Investigation of the Efficacy of the JUMP Program of Mathematics Instruction
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Hospital for Sick Children.