ERIC Number: EJ1139181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Relation of Opportunity to Learn Advanced Math to the Educational Attainment of Rural Youth
Irvin, Matthew; Byun, Soo-yong; Smiley, Whitney S.; Hutchins, Bryan C.
American Journal of Education, v123 n3 p475-510 May 2017
Our study examined the relation of advanced math course taking to the educational attainment of rural youth. We used data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002. Regression analyses demonstrated that when previous math achievement is accounted for, rural students take advanced math at a significantly lower rate than urban students. Compared with urban students, rural students have less change in their math achievement from tenth to twelfth grade and are less likely to be enrolled in a 4-year college 2 years postsecondary, and these differences are explained by advanced math course taking. Limitations, implications, and future research directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Mathematics Achievement, Rural Youth, Mathematics Instruction, Advanced Courses, Longitudinal Studies, Regression (Statistics), Urban Youth, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Secondary School Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 11; Grade 12
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