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ERIC Number: ED448187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Four Selected Components of Opportunity To Learn on Mathematics Achievement of Grade 12 Students in New Providence, Bahamas.
Collie-Patterson, Janet Maria
The purpose of this study was to determine if a single dimension of opportunity to learn (OTL) could be identified using four selected components of teachers', students', schools', and classrooms' characteristics, and to determine if each of the four components of OTL was related to mathematics achievement as measured by the results of the June 1999 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education mathematics certificate. The primary sample consisted of 1,015 grade-12 students from 6 public and 6 private schools in New Providence, Bahamas. Complete data were available for 463 students. The secondary sample consisted of 52 mathematics teachers who taught the participating students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. Findings indicate that the model-data fit was reasonable, suggesting that a significant relationship existed between OTL and three selected components of teachers', students', and schools' characteristics. The fourth component, classroom's characteristics, was not related to OTL, but each of the four components was significantly related to mathematics achievement. The effects of individual indicators that made up the components are discussed, and 15 implications are drawn for school administrators, other educators, policymakers, parents, and students. (Contains 14 tables and 40 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bahamas