Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research 2024-01-09T19:07:14+00:00 Kristin Villanueva Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research (JAEPR) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly, open-access journal of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in partnership with the North Carolina Association for Researchers in Education (NCARE). All submissions undergo a rigorous peer-review process by members of the editorial staff, editorial board, and invited reviewers. There are no author fees. JAEPR accepts manuscripts of original research, application of educational research methodology, and commentaries on policy analysis. Articles for the Research section report the results of empirical studies that focus on relevant educational policy-related topics. Articles for the Methods Forum section outline unique applications of educational research and evaluation methods. Articles for the Policy Forum section explore topics relevant to educational policy at the local, state, and national levels.</p> Examining Personalized Learning and Differentiation in Mathematics Classrooms 2023-09-12T18:48:39+00:00 Calysta Castillo Drew Polly <p>Personalized learning and differentiated approaches have become more common in mathematics. However, there is a sparse amount of research on teachers’ and students’ experiences in these types of classrooms. This exploratory study employed observations and semi-structured interviews with teachers who use personalized learning approaches in mathematics as well as their students’ responses. Important findings include teachers’ variety of resources including hands-on manipulatives, technological programs, and mathematics games. Implications include a need to better support teachers’ work in setting up these types of classroom environments as well as future research to examine the influence of personalized learning activities on student learning.</p> 2024-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research