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Award-winning reviews

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) gave its 2009 Review of Research award to the BEE Review for primary mathematics. The paper Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best Evidence Synthesis, was considered “outstanding” by AERA.

Author Robert Slavin was presented with the award at the AERA Annual Meeting in April 2009.