The Effect of a Growth Mindset Program on Mathematics Achievement of High School Upperclassmen


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a growth mindset intervention program on the mathematics achievement of upperclassmen. Students participated in a four-week long program in which they learned and reflected on brain growth, varying mindsets and goal-setting. Students’ mathematics grades were assessed using quarterly report card grades, including classwork, tests, and overall grades, as well as homework completion grades. This study utilized a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design and found that a growth mindset program did not statistically impact students’ mathematics achievement. Additional research including a larger sample size and a prolonged intervention program should be considered in the future.