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ERIC Number: EJ819214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Standards-Based Mathematics Reforms and Mathematics Achievement of American Indian/Alaska Native Eighth Graders
Akiba, Motoko; Chiu, Ya-Fang; Zhuang, Yue-Lin; Mueller, Heather E.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v16 n20 p1-31 Oct 2008
Using the NAEP nationally-representative data collected from eighth-graders, we investigated the relative exposure of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) students to mathematics teachers who are knowledgeable about standards, participate in standards-based professional development, and practice standards-based instruction; American Indian/Alaska Native student reports of standards-based classroom activities; and how student reports of classroom activities and teacher reports of their knowledge, professional development, and practices are associated with mathematics achievement of American Indian/Alaska Native students. We found that AIAN students had among the lowest exposure to teachers who reported they were knowledgeable about standards, who participated in standards-based professional development, and who practiced standards-based instruction. In addition, AIAN students were less likely than African American and Latino students to report that they experienced standards-based classroom activities. Our data showed that teacher reports of standards-based knowledge and practice of standards-based instruction were not significantly associated with mathematics achievement of AIAN students. However, student reports of classroom activities characterizing standards-based instruction was associated with higher mathematics achievement of AIAN students. (Contains 9 footnotes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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