Mary Kay Stein
Faculty - Associate Director LRDC

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

Teacher Learning to Enact Productive Discussions in Mathematics and Literacy. The McDonnell Foundation, 2018-2023. PI: Mary Kay Stein, co-PIs: Christian Schunn, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Richard Correnti, Jennifer Russell, (award amount: $2,499,651)
States as STEM learning environments: Building an indicator system to guide instructional improvement at scale, National Science Foundation, October 1, 2013-September 30, 2016. PI: Mary Kay Stein; Co-PIs: Richard Correnti and Jennifer Russell (award amount: $1,500,000
Coaching to improve common core aligned mathematics instruction in Tennessee, IES, July 2014-June 2017. Jennifer Russell, PI; co-PIs Mary Kay Stein, Richard Correnti, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Victoria Bill, Emily Barton, & Nate Schwartz, (award amount: $2,500,000)

Collaborative Research: Modeling Engineered Levers for the 21st Century Teaching of STEM

2010 - 2014

The Influence of Classroom Practices on Student Outcomes in Direct versus Inquiry Oriented Approaches to Mathematics Instruction

2011 - 2013

Collaborative Research Strategies: The Robot Project

2010 - 2013

Recent Publications

Russell, J. L., Correnti. R. C., Stein, M. K., Thomas, A., Bill, V. & Speranzo, L. (Conditional Accept). Mathematics coaching for conceptual understanding: Promising evidence regarding the TN+IFL Math coaching model. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Yurekli, B., Stein, M., Correnti, R., & Kisa, Z. (2020). Teaching mathematics for conceptual understanding: Teachers' beliefs and practices and the role of constraints. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 51(2), 234-247.
Tekkumru-Kisa, M., Stein, M.K, & Doyle, W. (In Press). Theory and research on tasks revisited: Tasks as the context of students' thinking in the era of ambitious reforms. Educational Researcher
Hunt, J.H. & Stein, M. K. (in press). Constructing goals for student learning: A conversation. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Pre-K-12.
Kessler, A., Boston, M., & Stein, M.K. (2019). Exploring how teachers support students' mathematical learning in computer-directed learning environments. Information and Learning Sciences. Vol. 121 No. 1/2, pp. 52-78 10.1108/ILS-07-2019-0075.
Smith, M., & Stein, M.K. (2018). Five practices for orchestrating productive mathematics discussions. (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Mary Kay Stein


University of Pittsburgh
828 Learning Research and Development Center
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260