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Successful Programs And Strategies For Secondary Students Who Are Gifted And In Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli May 2018

Successful Programs And Strategies For Secondary Students Who Are Gifted And In Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli

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Through interview responses, this study examines the perceptions of seven secondary mathematics teachers concerning the programs and methods they incorporate to reach their gifted students. In addition to teacher interviews, four focus groups of teachers, who taught various grade levels, were conducted. All study participants teach or had taught gifted students. To triangulate data, artifacts utilized by interviewees were analyzed.

Participant responses were compared and contrasted to identify patterns and differences. It was found that participants felt they were adequately enriching curriculum for gifted secondary mathematics students. However, in many cases, gifted students were not provided with enrichment activities that ...


Performance On Monitoring Basic Skills Progress - Computation Probes In First, Second And Third Grade: Is It A Predictor Of Pennsylvania System Of School Assessment Mathematics Achievement In Third Grade?, Adelle C. Campbell Aug 2017

Performance On Monitoring Basic Skills Progress - Computation Probes In First, Second And Third Grade: Is It A Predictor Of Pennsylvania System Of School Assessment Mathematics Achievement In Third Grade?, Adelle C. Campbell

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This study examined the predictive relationship of a brief computation measure administered in the fall, winter, and spring of first, second, and third grade with the mathematic portion of a state-mandated academic achievement test administered in the spring of third grade. The relationship between mathematical achievement and resource availability and sex was also explored.

Multiple linear regression analysis and Pearson correlations indicate the brief computation measure from the winter of first grade through the spring of third grade has a strong predictive relationship with mathematical achievement on the state-mandated academic achievement test administered in the spring of third grade. The ...


A Quantitative Study: The Relationship Between School-Wide Instructional Practices, Teacher Beliefs, And Growth Mindset And Value-Added Student Growth In Elementary Mathematics For Grades 3–5, James W. Jones Dec 2016

A Quantitative Study: The Relationship Between School-Wide Instructional Practices, Teacher Beliefs, And Growth Mindset And Value-Added Student Growth In Elementary Mathematics For Grades 3–5, James W. Jones

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This study investigated the correlation between instructional practices, teacher beliefs, and teacher mindset on elementary student growth in mathematics. Growth was considered as the Average Growth Index (AGI), a value-added metric derived from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. The study exclusively focused on Pennsylvania elementary schools responsible for teaching mathematics in Grades 3, 4, and 5 only. Publicly available AGI scores for the 2014-2015 school year were identified as the measure of student growth in mathematics. School district superintendents, elementary school principals, and classroom teachers were identified and linked to preexisting AGI scores. Three existing, validated surveys designed to ...