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ERIC Number: ED565884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Reference Count: 66
Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Saxon Math" is a core curriculum for students in grades K-12 that uses an incremental approach to instruction and assessment. This approach limits the amount of new math content delivered to students each day and allows time for daily practice. New concepts are introduced gradually and integrated with previously introduced content so that concepts are developed, reviewed, and practiced over time rather than being taught during discrete periods of time, such as in chapters or units. This review focuses on studies of "Saxon Math's" secondary courses, including "Saxon Algebra I", "Saxon Geometry", "Saxon Algebra II", and "Saxon Advanced Math". The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified two studies of "Saxon Algebra I" that both fall within the scope of the Secondary Mathematics topic area and meet WWC group design standards. One study meets WWC group design standards without reservations and the other study meets WWC group design standards with reservations. Together, these studies included 198 secondary students in grades 8-9 in two locations. The findings in this report pertain to "Saxon Algebra I" only. No studies of "Saxon Geometry", "Saxon Algebra II", or "Saxon Advanced Math" fall within the scope of the Secondary Mathematics review protocol and meet WWC group design standards. "Saxon Algebra I" was found to have no discernible effects on algebra for secondary students. Five appendices are included: (1) Research details for Pierce (1984); (2) Research details for Peters (1992); (3) Outcome measures for the algebra domain; (4) Findings included in the rating for studies of Saxon Algebra I for the algebra domain; and (5) Description of supplemental findings for studies of "Saxon Algebra I" for the algebra domain. Contains WWC Rating Criteria and a glossary of terms.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Research, Mathematics Curriculum, Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED); Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES13C0010