The Effects of Goal-Setting Conferences on Math Achievement
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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.