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Choi, Namok; Chang, Mido – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
This research examined the important factors influencing the mathematics achievement of students in middle schools by hierarchically specifying the personal and contextual variables. The study focused on the effect of school climate at the class level and the effects of student gender, attitude toward mathematics, educational aspiration, parent…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Attainment, Parent Background
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Filer, Kimberly L.; Chang, Mido – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), path analytic procedures were performed to test a model of the effects of parent and peer encouragement to take algebra on the mathematics achievement of eighth grade students. The effects of socio-economic status (SES) on middle school algebra course-taking and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Algebra, Academic Achievement