The AAMT has undertaken a range of research to underpin its work on the development and use of its Standards for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools. Key among these have been:
AAMT-Monash University Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Project (1999-2002)
This project resulted in the publication of the AAMT's Standards for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools in 2002, and researched the ways in which teachers might demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attributes against the Standards. The project was supported by funding through the Strategic Partnerships with Industry for Research and Development (SPIRT; now 'Linkages') program of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The AAMT was the 'industry partner' — this saw the Association and its members provide a significant cash and in kind contribution to the project.
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Teachers Teaching -- Teachers Leading: Professional Standards for Australian Educators (2001)
In 2001, the AAMT and other key professional associations involved in the development of professional teaching standards (Australian Science Teachers Association [ASTA] in science; Australian Literacy Educators Association [ALEA] and Australian Association for the Teaching of English [AATE] in English literacy) collaborated to conduct and report on a workshop to share their research findings. The workshop was supported by the Quality Teaching Programme of the Department of Education, Science and Training.
Click on the link to download a copy of the Final Report of the Teacher Professional Standards Workshop.
Teaching Standards Assessment Evaluation Project (TSAEP; 2003-5)
The Teaching Standards Assessment Evaluation Project piloted and evaluated a process for assessing volunteer teachers against the AAMT Standards. It provided the research base for the process adopted by the AAMT for awarding the Highly Accomplished Teacher of Mathematics (HAToM) credential. TSAEP was supported by the Australian Government though the Quality Teaching Programme of the Department of Education, Science and Training.
Professional Learning Using the Mathematics Standards (PLUMS; 2005-6)
PLUMS saw the evaluation of the use of the AAMT Standards to support in-school professional learning programs. It was supported by funding from Teaching Australia.