The Math Skills Development Project (MSDP)
Director: Michele M. M. Mazzocco

MSDP is a longitudinal study of math ability and achievement throughout the school years. We are housed at the Greenspring Campus of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, although much of our data collection occurs in the Baltimore County Public School District.

The broad, long-term objectives of this project are to contribute toward understanding early math ability, math learning disability (MLD), and MLD subtypes. We are interested in knowing how cognitive, behavioral, and genetic factors contribute toward successful mathematics achievement. We are also dedicated to understanding the different processes associated with poor math achievement, and to identifying early indicators (in kindergarten through third grade) of later poor math achievement.

We are currently recruiting only those individuals who participated in MSDP in the past. This recruitment is for two studies, including one that does not involve an in-person visit.