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ERIC Number: EJ1014347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Characteristics of Students at Risk for Mathematics Difficulties Predicting Arithmetic Word Problem Solving Performance: The Role of Attention, Behavior, and Reading
Jitendra, Asha K.; Corroy, Kelly Cozine; Dupuis, Danielle N.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v19 n2 p51-59 Fall 2013
The purposes of this study were (a) to evaluate differences in arithmetic word problem solving between high and low at-risk students for mathematics difficulties (MD) and (b) to assess the influence of attention, behavior, reading, and socio-economic status (SES) in predicting the word problem solving performance of third-grade students with MD. Participants ("n" = 127) were assessed on arithmetic word problem solving, as well as on reading. In addition, we collected teacher ratings of attention and behavioral strengths. One-way analysis of variance indicated significant differences between high at-risk and low at-risk students on word problem solving skill. The unique predictors of word problem solving skill were attention, reading, and SES; behavior was not a significant predictor. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale; Child Behavior Checklist
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