Date of Graduation

Summer 2015

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Secondary Education in Mathematics

Department

Mathematics

Committee Chair

Linda Plymate

Keywords

state assessment, end of course exam, success predictor, freshman, mathematics, honors classes, eighth grade algebra

Subject Categories

Science and Mathematics Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between mathematics assessments. As success is increasingly defined by performance on state assessments, placement in proper math courses becomes paramount for student and school success. The research used existing data on standardized exams from a junior high and high school. The goal was to identify the correlation between state assessments to serve as a prediction mechanism for students entering ninth grade. Results showed a strong positive correlation between junior high and high school assessment scores. When proficient junior high students were enrolled in Algebra I, they demonstrated more mathematical growth than proficient students that took a Pre Algebra course.

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© Adam James Erickson

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