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ERIC Number: ED568057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 100
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3395-3094-9
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The Impact of Graphing Calculators on Math Achievement: A Quantitative, Longevity Analysis
Arbini, Corey
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri Baptist University
This study examined the impact of high school students' graphing calculator usage on their math achievement over time. Achievement growth was measured using nationally-recognized standardized test scores from EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT. Two groups of students were used in this study; one group had graphing calculators integrated beginning in freshman-year Algebra 1 and one group had graphing calculators integrated beginning in Algebra 2. Using standardized test scores from these two groups of students, a repeated-measures ANOVA test was performed. Data analysis produced a statistically significant model (z = 19.78, p < 0.0001). Two-sample t -tests were calculated and growth curves were plotted to look for further relationships. Although students who had graphing calculators integrated beginning in Algebra 2 scored higher on baseline EXPLORE tests, they experienced less growth over time than students who had graphing calculators integrated beginning in freshman-year Algebra 1. Male, female, Caucasian, and African-American students who had graphing calculators integrated into freshman-year Algebra 1 experienced more growth in achievement although the findings were not statistically significant. Implications for policy and practice focused on integrating graphing calculators throughout the mathematics curriculum beginning freshman year. [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.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment