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ERIC Number: ED556519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-4703-1
Mathematics Curriculum Coaching and Elementary School Students' Mathematics Achievement in a Northeast Tennessee School System
Valente, Evandro R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, East Tennessee State University
Educators and policymakers have demonstrated interest in finding ways to better equip mathematics teachers so they can help students achieve at a higher level. Academic coaching has been identified as an effective professional development activity for teachers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between students' achievement levels before and after a mathematics initiative in a Northeast Tennessee school district. In this study I analyzed grades 3-6 students' Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program or TCAP scores in the year prior to the hiring of a mathematics coach and their respective scores 2 years after the placement of the mathematics coach. All statistical analyses were analyzed at a 0.05 level of significance. All null hypotheses under both research questions were analyzed with a pair-sampled t-test using repeated-measures design. The results indicate significant difference in students' TCAP scores prior to and after specialist. Scores after specialist were significantly higher than scores before specialists. The difference was present for students who attended Title I schools as well as for students who attended non-Title I schools. School administrators and school district leaders can benefit from such a study because it presents academic coaching as a viable means to equip teachers so they can help students increase their achievement in mathematics. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I