ERIC Number: ED485396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Analyses of Eighth Grade Math Texts and Achievement (Evaluation Report). What Works Clearinghouse Brief Study Report
What Works Clearinghouse
This report reviews a study of the effects of "Saxon Algebra 1/2" on the mathematics achievement of 8th-grade students and a comparison of textbook content between the intervention and comparison curricula (Crawford & Raia, 1986). Crawford and Raia conducted three analyses with different subsets of the overall sample, but only one analysis is reviewed in this study report. In this matched sample, math achievement of 8th-grade students participating in the "Saxon Algebra 1/2" (intervention) classrooms was compared to math achievement of 8th-grade students participating in Scott-Foresman Mathematics (comparison) classrooms. This report summarizes the study and reviews its strengths and weaknesses.
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED), Washington, DC.