ERIC Number: ED365508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 1989-90 Barrett Math Program. Report No. 12, Vol. 25.
Ruffin, Minnie R.; And Others
During the 1989-90 school year, the Barrett Math Program was piloted in selected sections of grades K-7 in five Atlanta (Georgia) Public Schools (APS) elementary schools. The Barrett Math Program is designed to improve the total mathematical skills of elementary school students, including computation, concepts, and problem solving, as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). At the end of the school year, the Barrett Math students' gain in mean normal curve equivalent (NCE) points was compared with the gain in NCE points for nonprogram students at the Barrett schools (I-controls) and for students selected from five control schools (E-controls). Results indicated that overall the Barrett Math students significantly outgained the I-control students in total mathematics scores and in all of the mathematics subscores of the ITBS. They significantly outgained the E-control students in mathematical problem solving. It was concluded that the Barrett Math method of instruction was effective in improving mathematics achievement. Recommendations for further improving results are presented. An appendix contains 15 program objectives and sequences of mathematics objectives for grades 1-5. (Author/MDH)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Cognitive Measurement, Computation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/63476
IES Cited: ED497719