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ERIC Number: ED543243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Enhancing the Academic Achievement of Indigenous Students in Rural Australia
Graham, Lorraine; Pegg, John
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, Apr 27-May 1, 2013)
Indigenous students in the middle-school years who experience difficulties in basic mathematics are a particularly vulnerable group. During these years gaps in performance between educationally disadvantaged students and their peers widen, potentially leading to ongoing economic and social disadvantage. This proposal reports on a teaching intervention referred to as "QuickSmart," which has been particularly successful with Indigenous students from rural communities who perform in the bottom 30% of the achievement spectrum in Australia-wide tests. Evidence is drawn from the learning progress of Indigenous middle-school students who completed the "QuickSmart" numeracy program. These data show, based on effect-size statistics, academic growth for students of up to two years over the course of a 30-week program. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia