ERIC Number: EJ722503
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Publication Date: 2005
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Relationship between Opportunity to Learn and Student Performance on English and Algebra Assessments
Boscardin, Christy Kim; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Stoker, Ginger; Kim, Jinok; Kim, Mikyung; Lee, Janet
Educational Assessment, v10 n4 p307-332 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine how various opportunity to learn (OTL) variables impact student outcomes and whether these effects are consistent across different subject areas. In this study, we examined the impact of OTL variables on student performance on English and algebra assessments. Despite the differences in the subject areas, 3 consistent findings emerged. First, we found a significant positive relationship between teacher expertise and student performance. Teacher expertise in this study is defined specifically as expertise and knowledge within the content areas covered in the standards and the district assessment, rather than overall expertise in the subject area. Our study also showed that content coverage was positively correlated with student performance in English and algebra. Finally, consistent with previous findings, our study indicated that the socioeconomic status of the classroom has a significant impact on student performance.
Descriptors: Algebra, Academic Achievement, English Instruction, Scores, Socioeconomic Status, Educational Opportunities, Student Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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