ERIC Number: ED395813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-9
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An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Transition Mathematics.
Swann, John M.
This two-part study was done to investigate the effectiveness of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) Transition Mathematics Program implemented by Lexington School District (South Carolina) during the 1993-94 school year. Results on four mathematics subtests of the Stanford Achievement Test, 8th Edition are considered in Part 1 of the study: Total Mathematics, Concepts of Number, Mathematics Computation, and Mathematics Application. PSAT results are considered in Part 2. The Experimental Group for Part 1 of the study was 260 7th grade UCSMP students. The Control Group consisted of 260 students from the prior year cohort individually matched with Experimentals on Total Mathematics scores with secondary consideration to Total Reading scores. No significant difference between experimental and control groups was found for the Total Mathematics or Concepts of Number subtests. The Experimental Group performed significantly better on the Mathematics Applications subtest. The Controls performed significantly better on the Mathematics Computation subtest. Complete sets of PSAT scores were available for 72 of the matched pairs of subjects. These 72 matched pairs became the subjects for Part 2 of the study. The Experimentals performed significantly better on the Mathematics portion of the PSAT. No difference was found on the Verbal portion of the PSAT. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
IES Cited: ED565883