ERIC Number: EJ1116645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Analyzing Math-to-Mastery through Brief Experimental Analysis
Everett, Gregory E.; Swift, Honora S.; McKenney, Elizabeth L. W.; Jewell, Jeremy D.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n9 p971-983 Nov 2016
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of individualized math-to-mastery (MTM) interventions, selected though brief experimental analysis (BEA), at increasing math fluency skills for three elementary-aged females. As MTM has only been investigated as a multicomponent intervention, the present study utilized BEA to identify those specific components that led to math skills gains in the most efficient manner possible. BEA results indicated that for two of three participants only a partial MTM intervention was necessary to prompt fluency gains, while the entire intervention was the most effective for the third. During extended analysis all three participants displayed math skills gains above those seen during repeated baseline assessments. Results are discussed in terms of further refining MTM through BEA procedures so as to individually target math skill deficits by considering both intervention effectiveness and efficiency.
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, Learning Problems, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Mathematics, Females
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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