Dr. Jere Confrey is the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University. On leave from the NC State University, she currently serves as Chief Mathematics Officer at Amplify Learning, leading a large team to design and develop a next-generation digital learning, teaching, and assessment environment for middle grades mathematics based on learning trajectories. A learning scientist who has conducted research over many years on student learning of rational number topics, she originated the splitting hypothesis, and developed the Equipartitioning learning trajectory. She served on the National Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards. Earlier, she chaired the National Research Council Study that produced the report Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness. The founder of SummerMath, and SummerMath for Teachers, both at Mt. Holyoke College, and co-founder of the UTeach program at the University of Texas, Dr. Confrey has also developed several innovative mathematics education software applications and a diagnostic assessment platform. Her research interests have included analyzing national policy, synthesizing research on rational number, designing and developing mathematics learning trajectories, educational software design, and studying school improvement for under-served youth at the high school level in rural and urban settings.
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