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ERIC Number: ED499295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-30
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Saxon Elementary School Math. Revised. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Saxon Elementary School Math," published by Harcourt Achieve, is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 5. A distinguishing feature of "Saxon Elementary School Math" is its use of a distributed approach, as opposed to a chapter-based approach, for instruction and assessment. The program is built on the premise that students learn best when instruction is incremental and explicit, previously learned concepts are continually reviewed, and assessment is frequent and cumulative. At each grade level, math concepts are introduced, reviewed, and practiced over time in order to move students from understanding to mastery to fluency. One study of the "Saxon Elementary School Math" program met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. The study included students in grades 1-8 from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and attending 342 schools across the state of Georgia. This report focuses only on findings for grades 1-5. The WWC found "Saxon Elementary School Math" to have no discernible effects on math achievement. (Contains 7 tables and 8 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following study is reviewed in this intervention report: Resendez, M., & Manley, M. A. (2005). "The relationship between using Saxon Elementary and Middle School Math and student performance on Georgia statewide assessments." Orlando, FL: Harcourt Achieve.]
What Works Clearinghouse. PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia