Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) instrument measures the specialized knowledge of K-8 teachers of mathematics use in teaching. These measures include items that reflect the real mathematics tasks teachers face in classrooms, such as assessing student work, representing numbers and operations, and explaining common mathematical rules or procedures. Assessments composed of these problems can be used to measure the effectiveness of mathematics-focused professional development.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Teacher Knowledge
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
Varies depending on test form.
Qualifications

Training required to access and administer (http://www.umich.edu/~lmtweb/).

Access and Use

Price

Training ($150); Administration ($500 per year).

Contact

Merrie Blunk, mblunk@umich.edu

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Hill, H. C., & Ball, D. L. (2004). Learning mathematics for teaching: Results from California's mathematics professional development institutes. Journal for research in mathematics education35(5), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.2307/30034819

Hill, H. C., Schilling, S. G., & Ball, D. L. (2004). Developing measures of teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching. The Elementary School Journal105(1), 11-30. https://doi.org/10.1086/428763

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
National Comparison
Yes