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What Works Clearinghouse, 2005
Riordan and Noyce (2001) report that schools that used the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) for two to three years had greater gains in math achievement overall than those in the comparison group. Riordan and Noyce do not report whether this difference was statistically significant. However, t tests calculated by the WWC using data provided by…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
In this study, Ridgway et al. found mixed results, depending on the assessment test used. With the Balanced Assessment (BA) test, positive significant differences were found between the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) students and non-CMP students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The results for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were less favorable…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
In this study, Ridgway et al. found mixed results, depending on the assessment test used. With the Balanced Assessment (BA) test, positive significant differences were found between the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) students and non-CMP students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The results for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were less favorable…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Basic Skills
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
The "Connected Mathematics Project" is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum designed to help students in grades 6 to 8 develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skills. It contains eight student units for each grade level and covers five content strands: number and operations, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability, and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Probability, Data Analysis
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
I Can Learn Algebra (ICL) is a standards-based math curriculum for use in grades 7 through 10 that was developed by New Orleans-based JRL Enterprises. ICL provides self-paced, interactive, computerized lessons and frequent assessments to track student progress. This Brief WWC Study Report reviews a study of the effects of ICL students' achievement…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 7, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Education
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
The central question of this study was whether there was a difference in mathematics achievement between students taught in an ICL classroom and those taught in a traditional classroom. The author was also interested in the experience students had while using the software. Thus, students in the ICL curriculum were surveyed about their attitudes…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Control Groups, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
What Works Clearinghouse, 2004
Saxon Algebra is a full-year mathematics curriculum designed for 8th- and 9th-grade students. This WWC Study Report reviews a study of the effects of the Saxon Algebra curriculum on 8th-grade student achievements. Students using this curriculum were compared with students using a curriculum from the University of Chicago Mathematics Project…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 8, Grade 9