Search results for: Mathematics achievement
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The article examines how teaching practices contribute to the variance in test scores on a broad scale or on whether the relation of instruction to test scores is moderated by social and economic inequalities among students. The result suggests that minimizing the social inequities that contribute to the adverse effects of poverty will play a greater role in closing the poverty score gaps in mathematics in elementary grades.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
Assessing the Effects of Small School Size on Mathematics Achievement: A Propensity Score-Matching Approach
Small schools have been promoted as an educational reform that is capable of improving student outcomes.This study investigates the potential effect of attending smaller schools on student mathematics achievement using propensity score matching techniques. This study suggests that creating smaller schools might not be the best mechanism to raise student achievement.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
This article reviews the achievement outcomes of three types of approaches to improving elementary mathematics: mathematics curricula, computer-assisted instruction (CAI), and instructional process programs. Study inclusion requirements included use of a randomized or matched control group, a study duration of at least 12 weeks, and achievement measures not inherent to the experimental treatment. 87 studies met these criteria. The review concludes that programs designed to change daily teaching practices appear to have more promise than those that deal primarily with curriculum or technology alone.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
Recruiting and Retaining Secondary Mathematics Teachers: Lessons Learned from an Innovative Four-year Undergraduate Program
The National Science Foundation has allocated funds, to support the recruitment, preparation, and retention of prospective teachers through a close-knit learning community in which participants experience an innovative and multifaceted program for their four years of undergraduate study. This article describes the innovative aspects of the program for preparing highly qualified mathematics teacher.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with the growing use of teacher specialists in the elementary schools, particularly in the area of mathematics. This article describes aspects of why elementary schools changed from a traditional generalist model to a modified specialist model based on the team teaching approach. It discusses the inherent benefits and problems.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2008
One of the findings of the study was the success of Railside school, where the mathematics department taught heterogeneous classes using a reform-oriented approach. Compared with the other two schools in the study, Railside students learned more, enjoyed mathematics more and progressed to higher mathematics levels. This paper presents large-scale evidence of these important achievements and provides detailed analyses of the ways that the Railside teachers brought them about, with a focus on the teaching and learning interactions within the classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in Algebra in a 'Hard-to-Staff' Urban PreK-12-University Partnership
The purpose of this study was to determine if a nontraditional teacher preparation program, the Transition To Teaching program, was a viable way to ease the teacher shortages in a high poverty, urban U.S. school district, and at the same time, to evaluate the impact of teacher training on students' academic achievement. The results of this study afford evidence that the students taught by 1st-year, alternatively prepared teachers achieved as well as or better than their peers taught by traditionally certified 1st-year teachers, according to student achievement in mathematics, specifically Algebra I.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2008