Assistant Professor in Special Education
Ph.D., Special Education, Lehigh University
M.Ed., Special Education, Lehigh University
B.S. Psychology, DeSales University
Office: 237 Gaige Building
Dr. Jayne M. Leh holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from Lehigh University with a mathematics focus. Her research interests involve investigating methods to improve mathematics instruction for elementary and middle school students with learning and mathematics disabilities and students at-risk for school difficulties, and investigating the cognitive processes involved with mathematics word problem solving. Her article, "An evaluation of CBM mathematics word problem solving measures for monitoring third grade students' mathematics competence" appears in the Winter 2007 issue of Assessment for Effective Intervention, and "A comparison of single and multiple strategy instruction on third grade students' mathematical problem solving" appears in the Journal of Educational Psychology (2007). Her professional service includes membership in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Council for Exceptional Children, and the American Educational Research Association. Her community service includes service to the Reading Public Museum in curriculum development, and coordinator of the Penn State Berks Camp Noah team serving children who have suffered trauma and loss int he wake of disasters.
Most Recent Publications:
Jitendra, A. K., Star, J. R., Starosta, K., Leh, J. M., Sood, S., Caskie, G. I. L., Hughes, C. L., & Mack, T. R. (2009). Improving seventh-grade students’ learning of ratio and proportion: The role of schema-based instruction and self-monitoring. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34(3), 250-264.
Leh, J.M., Jitendra, A.K., Caskie, G.I.L., Griffin, C.H. (2007). An evaluation of CBM mathematics word problem solving measures for monitoring third grade students’ mathematics competence. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32(2), 90-99.
Jitendra, A. K., Griffin, C., Haria, P., Leh, J., Adams, A., & Kaduvetoor, A. (2007). A comparison of single and multiple strategy instruction on third-grade students’ mathematical problem solving. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99(1), 115-127.