Effectiveness of Mathematics Instruction Reforms Dissertation or Thesis by Nicky

A dissertation that examines the effects of mathematics reform on teacher practices in Massachusetts.
# 146474 | 22,386 words | 163 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 29, 2010 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper aims to identify reform-related practices in mathematics instruction that have increased, decreased, or not changed since the implementation of high-stakes testing according to educators' perceptions and also aims to determine educators' perceptions of the effects of reform-related practices on student achievement since the implementation of high-stakes testing. The paper investigates the perceptions of educators, both generally and by demographic, regarding the effects of mathematics reform on students since the implementation of outcomes-based testing. The paper details the methodology, results and conclusions of this study. This paper contains figures and tables.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Literature Review
Chapter 3: Methodology
Chapter 4: Results
Chapter 5: Summary and Discussion

From the Paper:

"The state of public education in the United States over the past 75 years has been the focus of reformers, textbook writers, school boards, parents, teachers, and industry. Different groups, depending on their context, have different ideas of what might be most effective in improving the performance of American public school students: making teachers more effective, changing the way information is presented, and school changes in organization and culture that ranged from the open school to those that required uniforms. Certainly some of these worked in some places and for some students and communities, but none of these measures were widely applied, and the lagging academic achievement of American students received wide press in media throughout the country."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alexakis, G. N. (2001). Test prep. The Washington Monthly, 33(3), 29-36.
  • Alberino, C. (2004). The effects of standards and standardized testing on teaching and curriculum in two Philadelphia schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Anderson, R. D. (1995). Curriculum reform: Dilemmas and promise. Phi Delta Kappan, 77(1), 33.
  • Arvidson, M. L. (1997). Reform-based instruction in mathematics: An inquiry into the relationship among student achievement, teacher attitudes, and reform practices. Dissertation Abstracts International (UMI No. 9805046).
  • Bell, T. H. (Apr 1993). Reflections one decade after A Nation at Risk. Phi Delta Kappan, 74(8), 592-97.

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