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Washington, Nefertitti T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Today's classroom is the continuation of America as "the melting pot". Within this educational setting is an increased emphasis on student mathematical success as well as the acquisition of the English language by foreign-born students, whose families have come as an actualization of the American dream. Educators are striving to find…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Statistical Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Thompson, Stephen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research examined the extent to which benchmark assessments can be accurate forecasters of student performance on a state assessment in Algebra 1. The study applied correlational analysis, regression analysis, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis to the benchmark and state assessment results of a rural school district in…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Predictor Variables, Success, Mathematics Achievement
Girsa, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In a northeastern state eighth grade math students are struggling with meeting adequate yearly progress in math. The state's math proficiency in the school year 2013-2014 for eighth grade students showed that only 56% scored at grade level or above. The local problem addressed in this study is that 44% of a northeastern state's eighth graders are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Education
Lubin, Audrey Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The current dissertation gathered empirical evidence of convergent and predictive validity for the Self-Regulation Strategies Inventory-Parent Rating Scale (SRSI-PRS), which measures parents' perception of their child's use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies during mathematics activities. The SRSI-PRS, which is part of the larger SRSI…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Learning Strategies, Rating Scales, Parents
Ajjawi, Samah – ProQuest LLC, 2015
It is a common knowledge that student achievement is a product of multiple individual and environmental factors. The literature developed various models to organize and explain the relationship between some of these variables and student learning which translates into student achievement. Yet, no comprehensive model is able to capture all possible…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
Wambsgans, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was an investigation of a standardized 8th grade Algebra I placement policy across multiple educational districts. Researchers have documented benefits of students' 8th grade Algebra I education, while others have detailed the consequences of algebra enrollment without necessary prerequisite skills. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Student Placement, Educational Policy
Jensen, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study sought to determine if there is a relationship between students' scores on the eighth-grade Indiana State Test of Education Progress Plus (ISTEP+) exam and success on Indiana's Algebra End-of-Course Assessment (ECA). Additionally, it sought to determine if algebra success could be significantly predicted by the achievement in one or…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Prior Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
Tucker, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Although critical to functioning in the workforce, mathematics proficiency is low in the United States compared to other economically-developed countries. Researchers have shown that students begin to demonstrate weaknesses in math skills at the onset of pre-algebraic courses, usually during middle school years. In Alabama, low math scores are…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 5
Clark, Todd Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Mathematics achievement has become vitally important in public education, obligating students to meet and exceed higher standards in spite of ability and knowledge level. This causal-comparative study sought to establish the achievement of the Classworks┬« supplemental math program with seventh grade students from two public schools in Georgia. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Grade 7
Floyd, Donise – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Educational institutions are placing students with disabilities in inclusive programming to meet legislative requirements. School districts have been mandated to develop rigorous programs that can increase the academic achievement of students with disabilities, as well as their participation in general education classrooms. Many school districts,…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Disabilities
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Chilvers, Amanda Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Researchers have noted that mathematics achievement for deaf and hard-of-hearing (d/hh) students has been a concern for many years, including the ability to problem solve. This quasi-experimental study investigates the use of the Exemplars mathematics program with students in grades 2-8 in a school for the deaf that utilizes American Sign Language…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Green, Shekitra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children from the United States score poorly on international math tests compared to their cohorts in other countries. These gaps grow as students enter high school and develop a dislike and fear of mathematics, suggesting the need to improve mathematics education in middle school. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Grenier, Janet L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is a gap in academic achievement, as evidenced on standardized tests, between European American, Latino American, and African American students in the United States. In 2011, the United States average scale scores for 8th grade students on the NAEP mathematics assessment for European American, Latino American, and African American students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Standardized Tests, Whites
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