Before-School Intervention and Fifth Grade Mathematics Achievement
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Type of Work31 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Tutors and tutoring -- Research
Mathematics -- Research
Fifth grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to examine if a before-school mathematics intervention program would have an impact on student mathematics achievement. The study used a quasiexperimental pretest/posttest design to identify any effects of the before-school intervention program on the mathematics achievement of the participants. The instrument that was used to measure mathematics achievement was the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI). The SMI is a computer-based assessment created by Scholastic. It is designed to measure all mathematical strands as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The study began in November 2011 and concluded in April 2012. No significant improvement in mathematical achievement was observed for the students who participated in the intervention group. Future research on mathematical achievement could focus on the impact of an intervention program that focuses on struggling mathematics students. Future research could also incorporate an intervention program that lasts for an academic quarter or semester.