ERIC Number: ED071862
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Publication Date: 1971
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Intraclass Grouping of Low Achievers in Mathematics in the Third and Fourth Grades.
Stern, Alfred M.
The purpose of this study was to compare achievement and attitude of low achieving students grouped for instruction and provided with special texts (E-group), to those grouped but not using special materials (S-group), and to those who were neither grouped nor using the special texts (C-group). Chosen by their cumulative record and their performance on the Wide Range Achievement Test, 138 third graders and 170 fourth graders participated in the six-month study. A pretest and posttest battery consisting of an attitude questionnaire, the California Arithmetic Test, and an experimenter-developed test were used. Results showed that the scores seemed to favor the E-group over the S-group and the S-group over the C-group for both attitude and total mathematical achievement, but only the fourth grade attitude showed statistical significance. (Author/DT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Low Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles