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Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI)

Developed by the Center for Education Policy and Research at Harvard, the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) observation tool is for analyzing instruction in terms of math practices, student interaction, rich content, student errors, and links between activities and learning goals.

At a Glance

  • Choose 1 or more of 3 program options based on your role and preferred involvement.
  • Questions? Please feel free to email us at rmc@boisestate.edu

We’re excited to be working with dozens of colleagues participating in the following programs during June 2019 -June 2020.

MQI Workshops

The MQI workshops are designed to familiarize participants with the components of the MQI rubric through application of the rubric to brief classroom video segments, and reflect upon the process in relation to their own classroom instruction. The workshops primarily focus on student math practices.

  • For teachers in Region 3 interested in examining and improving instruction
  • June 19-20 from 8:30-4:00 @ Boise State University
  • 1 paid PD credit + $250 stipend



MQI Coaching Cycle

The MQI coaching cycle is designed for teachers who have participated in an MQI workshop and want to apply the MQI rubric to their own classroom instruction. The 5 follow-up cycles focus on a combination of self and peer reflection of participants classroom practice. Research on the MQI coaching cycle indicates significant improve in classroom instruction and teacher retention.

  • For teachers in region 3 who have participated in an MQI workshop and want to apply the MQI rubric to their own classroom instruction
  • During the 2019-20 school year with online video conferencing
  • 1 paid PD credit
  • Registration available in August/September to participants in the workshop or leadership cohort.

MQI Leadership Cohort

The MQI Leadership cohort is designed to facilitate understanding of the MQI rubric with math teacher leaders (e.g., coaches, administrators, department chairs, teacher leaders) with the intention of MTLs taking the rubric back to their school or district and using it in a variety of settings.

  • For up to 10 math teacher leaders (e.g., instructional coaches, administrators, department chairs, teacher leaders) interested in using the rubric in their school or district
  • May 6 & June 3 from 1-3 pm (face-to-face or online video conference) with the remainder of the work conducted independently via the MQI training system
  • 1 paid PD credit + $250 stipend for collection and analysis of classroom instruction video