The Effects of Goal-Setting Conferences on Math Achievement
MetadataShow full item record
Type of Work28 pages
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
RightsThis work may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain information or permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Goucher Special Collections & Archives at 410-337-6347 or email email@example.com.
Education -- Research papers (Graduate).
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of goal-setting conferences on 5thgrade math achievement. This study used a quasi-experimental design with a pre-test and a post-test. The study included 24 fifth-grade students from various ethnic backgrounds. Data regarding students’ performance on the MAP Mathematics was collected, disseminated, and analyzed by the researcher. The study hypothesized that goal-setting conferences would have no effect on MAP Math achievement. The results indicated a significant difference between the mean data of the pre-and post-test data, thus rejecting the null hypothesis. The results of this study help to support research involving self-regulated learning and academic achievement. Recommendations for future research include using a larger sample size and increasing the length of the study.