ERIC Number: ED480670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
School Context, Student Connectedness and Mathematics Classroom Performance.
Thorpe, Pamela K.
This exploratory study examines the relationship of adolescent students' connectedness to school and aspects of their school environment to a teacher-reported mathematics proficiency score using hierarchical linear modeling. School connectedness for this study, is defined as an adolescents' experience of being cared about at school and sense of closeness to school personnel and context. Preliminary results indicated that teacher-reported mathematics proficiency among middle level students is directly explained in part by students' gender, ethnicity, and connectedness to school, and indirectly explained by percent minority students in school and school mobility. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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