ERIC Number: ED463168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Mathematics Achievement in a Reform Environment: The Effect of Teacher, Student, and Parental Characteristics on Student Testing Performance.
Munoz, Marco A.
The purpose of this analysis was to examine issues of mathematics achievement in a reform environment by means of exploring the relevance of school and social variables on student performance in the state of Kentucky. The study was correlational in nature. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) multiple regression analysis was used to identify the predictors of student achievement for the 1996 National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) in Kentucky. The predictors included sets of teacher related variables (certification, coursework, and knowledge of standards), students' socio-demographic variables, and parental background variables. The dependent variable was operationalized using school scores on a standardized test, the NAEP. Student variables such as free/reduced lunch participation and race were predictors of educational outcomes. In addition, parental background variables such as father's educational level, mother's educational level, and mobility were significant predictors. Finally, only certification for the elementary math appeared as a predictor of mathematics achievement. Implications for policy and administrative practice are discussed. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress