Proceedings research article for the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Annual Conference 2019.
Proceedings APA: G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.). Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia). Perth: MERGA.
Learning trajectories/progressions are an emerging research focus in mathematics education. A set of descriptors of early progress in mathematics was developed for students with complex needs. Developers leveraged off existing research-based frameworks and meta-analyses, as well as integrating findings from individual research studies in some sub-constructs. Issues emerged during the process that are informative to others working on the development of learning trajectories/progressions.