ERIC Number: EJ1041004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
An Urban Middle School Case Study of Mathematics Achievement
Paul, Cynthia S.; Vaidya, Sheila R.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v12 n5 p1241-1260 Oct 2014
What does it take to change a school's mathematics achievement profile from low to one that is proficient and advanced? Is this transformed achievement profile sustainable? Such is the story presented here, in this three-phase case study of a K-8 urban charter school's mathematics program. The first phase discusses the school's mathematics program as it existed in 2006. The second phase discusses the contents and interventions implemented which transformed the student achievement scores over a period of 3 years (2006-2009) from low achieving to proficient and advanced. The third phase is a follow-up mixed-methods investigation that was conducted to determine whether the achievement was sustainable and how the program changed. The interventions designed and implemented over the initial 3-year period are discussed, as are the findings of the follow-up study. This is discussed with reference to impacting change in student achievement and its relative significance for future work.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Case Studies, Profiles, Sustainability, Achievement Gains, Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Content, Intervention, Mixed Methods Research, Followup Studies, Educational Change, Change Strategies, School Turnaround, Effective Schools Research, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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