ERIC Number: ED536309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Elementary Math Achievement in Texas: What Is Working?
Moore, Linda H.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of North Texas
Elementary math teachers (76) from selected Texas schools that included Grade 5 responded to an online self-report survey with respect to school-level factors that may be associated with student math achievement. Questions on the survey focused on school-level factors related to math, campus leadership, integration of technology in the math classroom, teacher expectations, utilization of student data in decision-making and professional development. The schools included in the study were rated as Acceptable or Exemplary schools by the Texas Education Agency for three-consecutive years (2007-2010). Logistic regression techniques were used to analyze the data and 11 questions out of 45 were analyzed to determine the odds ratio. Factors that were correlated with being an Exemplary campus were teacher certification routes, not benchmarking student progress, implementation of response to intervention (RTI), classroom management focus (equally divided between student and teacher centered) within the classroom, and technology integration. The results indicated that at the 0.05 level of probability, the only factor that met that level of significance was full implementation of RTI. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Certification, Response to Intervention, Probability, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques, Grade 5, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education, Surveys, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: Texas