ERIC Number: EJ1017784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Content Organization and Curriculum Implementation on Students' Mathematics Learning in Second-Year High School Courses
Tarr, James E.; Grouws, Douglas A.; Chavez, Oscar; Soria, Victor M.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v44 n4 p683-729 Jul 2013
The authors examined curricular effectiveness in high schools that offered parallel paths in which students were free to study mathematics using 1 of 2 content organizational structures, an integrated approach or a (traditional) subject-specific approach. The study involved 3,258 high school students, enrolled in either Course 2 or Geometry, in 11 schools in 5 geographically dispersed states. Students in the integrated curriculum scored significantly higher than those in the subject-specific curriculum on the standardized achievement test. Significant student-level predictors included prior achievement, gender, and ethnicity.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Curriculum Implementation, Teaching Methods, Geometry, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Predictor Variables, Integrated Curriculum, Scientific Research, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Surveys, Textbook Evaluation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Prior Learning
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nctm.org/publications/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A