MQI Coaching: Improving the Mathematical Quality of Instruction

Achieving Common Core-aligned mathematics instruction is not easy. AIR has teamed up with the Center for Education Policy at Harvard University to offer high-quality professional development to help teachers, schools, and districts improve their mathematics instruction.

MQI Coaching works to improve the quality of mathematics instruction in schools and districts:

  • The Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) instrument is a math-specific rubric that provides teachers with a framework for analyzing math instruction. 
  • Video-based, virtual coaching cycles help teachers to reflect on their own practice and look closely at their work and the work of their students.
  • The MQI Video Library provides teachers with examples of a wide range of instruction, as well as exemplars of specific Common Core-aligned practices.
  • MQI expert coaches offer individualized feedback, meeting teachers where they are, and helping teachers to self-identify a pathway for improvement.

Learn more about the MQI rubric. 
Learn more about the MQI coaching cycle.

Summer Institute

The MQI Coaching Institute is a four-day training on the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) rubric and how to use it as an effective coaching tool. The curriculum provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the MQI Coaching model and hands-on experience using the MQI to guide teachers’ growth. This workshop is geared toward instructional leaders in mathematics; particularly those who are providing feedback and support for mathematics teachers.