ERIC Number: ED374968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
The Enduring Effects of Productivity Factors on Eighth Grade Students' Mathematics Outcome.
Ibe, Richard E.
Using Walberg's educational productivity model, this study estimated the influences of home environment, motivation, ability, classroom environment, quality of instruction, and instructional time on mathematics outcomes using longitudinal data from the Second International Mathematics Study (SIMS). SIMS was a comprehensive survey of the teaching and learning of mathematics in 20 countries conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. The data incorporated measures collected at the beginning and the end of the academic school year. The U.S. sample comprised 7,935 eighth-grade 13-year-old mathematics students in 299 classrooms. Results indicate that attitude toward mathematics can be reliably assessed as mathematics outcome and that instructional time is a significant direct influence upon both mathematics achievement and attitude. Contains 18 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).