October 2002

**Text (slide 18):**

**Scientifically Based Research and Effective Mathematics Instruction (cont.)**

- In particular--
- Instruction should support the development of mathematical proficiency for all
- Instructional materials should incorporate the five strands
- Assessments should contribute to the goal of mathematical proficiency
- Teachers should have the support that will enable them to teach all students to be mathematically proficient
- Efforts to achieve mathematical proficiency for all students must be coordinated, comprehensive, and informed by scientific evidence.

- Proficiency cannot be achieved through piecemeal or isolated efforts. Parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers must work to together to improve school mathematics.