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ERIC Number: EJ948671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Do Individual Learner Variables Contribute to Differences in Mathematics Performance
Shores, Melanie L.; Smith, Tommy G.; Jarrell, Sasha L.
SRATE Journal, v18 n2 p1-8 Sum 2009
The present study (n = 761, 58.1% female) examined whether or not individual learner variables (gender, ethnicity, SES) contribute to differences in mathematics performance as measured by test score and mathematics grade for fifth and sixth grade mathematics students in Alabama. Multiple regression analysis revealed that gender and SES show negatively significant, but small, relationships with mathematics performance as measured by test score and mathematics grade. Students receiving free-reduced lunch (SES) scored lower on the mathematics test than those students not receiving free-reduced lunch. Gender (p less than 0.001) and free-reduced lunch (p less than 0.001) significantly contributed to differences in mathematics performance as measured by mathematics grade with female students and those students receiving free-reduced lunch having lower grades in their current mathematics class. Ethnicity was not significant in predicting mathematics performance as measured by test score or mathematics grade. (Contains 2 tables.)
Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. Web site: http://www.sratejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress