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ERIC Number: ED187565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Nonstandard English and Student Achievement in Mathematics.
Smith, Lyle R.; And Others
Fourth-grade students (45 black and 45 white) were assigned to one of three groups defined by degree of teacher use of nonstandard English (standard English, moderate nonstandard English, or high nonstandard English). Each group was presented a lesson involving computing areas of rectangles and right triangles. After the lesson, each group was tested on comprehension of the concepts. The standard English group achieved significantly higher than the moderate nonstandard English group, as did the high nonstandard English group. The white students achieved significantly higher than the black students. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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