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ERIC Number: EJ1119158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
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Toward Social Justice: The Characteristics of an Effective Mathematics Intervention Program for Urban Middle School Students
Bowens, Bryan D.; Warren, Susan R.
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v12 p35-46 2016
This two-part investigation (a) assessed the impact of the Jaime Escalante Math Program (JEMP), a structured summer mathematics intervention program, on the math achievement of urban middle school students, (b) identified the characteristics of the program that the administrators and teachers perceived to contribute to student achievement, and (c) compared the JEMP characteristics to those found in the literature on effective mathematics intervention programs. A mixed methods approach included analysis of two years of student math assessment data, administrator interviews, and teacher surveys. Quantitative findings indicate that student participants in the JEMP achieved significant growth in mathematics on two measures. Additionally, effective program elements are revealed in the qualitative data including specific classroom instructional strategies used in the JEMP. The results of this study will assist educators developing mathematics intervention programs, particularly for urban secondary students.
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site: http://aera-ultr.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
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