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ERIC Number: ED555977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-2659-6
Parent-Child Home Numeracy Intervention and the Mathematics Scores of First Grade Students in Urban Catholic Schools
Lavelle-Lore, Millicent D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Saint Joseph's University
This study investigated the effects of a parent-child home numeracy intervention on the mathematics scores of first grade students attending urban, Catholic schools. The participants included 60 parents (29 Black; 2 Asian; 1 Latino; 26 White; and 2 other) from two urban, Catholic schools. Parents, randomly assigned to the experimental group, received numeracy training and then, implemented a 15-week home numeracy intervention. The GMADE(TM), consisting of the sub-tests Concepts and Communication, Operations and Computation, and Process and Applications, was used to pre- and posttest students. Results from analysis of covariance revealed that students in the treatment group made statistically significant gains on their posttest scores and on the Concepts and Communication and Operations and Computation subtests, and on the Total Test as compared to the control group. The effect sizes ranged from medium to large. These findings suggest that with targeted training, parents of children from urban Catholic schools can and will engage their youngsters at home in numeracy developing activities and that these activities would significantly improve their youngsters readiness at school. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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