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ERIC Number: ED313384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 35
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Predictors of Seventh-Grade Mathematics Achievement.
Hill, Christine
A study involving 233 seventh-grade students (123 females and 110 males) attending a metropolitan southeastern Idaho junior high school was conducted to determine predictors of seventh-grade mathematics achievement. The seventh-grade mathematics program consisted of 11 classes of four ability groups. The classes included a pre-Algebra class, four exploring classes, four general classes, and two basic classes. Predictor variables assessed included mathematics scores on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Kern High School District Test of Mathematics Achievement, sixth-grade mathematics grades teacher recommendations, and gender. Seventh-grade mathematics achievement was measured by student course grades and end-of-the-year achievement test scores. Analyses involved the use of multiple regression techniques. Results show that all variables but the ITBS total mathematics score were significantly correlated with seventh-grade first semester percentage grade. A composite set of eight predictors accounted for approximately 71% of the variance in achievement test scores. Implications for achievement prediction, grading systems, and ability grouping are discussed. Seven data tables are included. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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