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ERIC Number: ED508886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-10
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Algebra for All? An Evaluation of Academic Achievement of College and Tech Prep Students
Terry, Madonna H.; Fenster, Mark J.; Fowler, Tara B.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, Apr 10, 2007)
"Algebra for everyone" has been a popular reform, though not commonly implemented and not fully evaluated. Through investigation, one might be able to determine whether courses deemed equivalent to a traditional college preparatory algebra course provide an equitable understanding of algebra concepts and skills, while controlling for variables that have an impact on learning like prior mathematics achievement. No matter what algebra course was attempted, the State of Georgia required all students to sit for the same state-mandated assessment at the end of their course sequence. Results showed that tech prep students taking applied algebra slightly outperformed college prep students taking the traditional algebra one year course, controlling for prior mathematics skills and demographic variables (ethnicity and gender). (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia