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Predictors of Seventh-Grade Mathematics Achievement [microform] / Christine Hill
Bib ID 5510291
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Hill, Christine
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
35 p. 
Summary

A study involving 233 seventh-grade students (123 females and 110 males) attending a metropolitan southeastern Idaho junior high school was conducted to determine predictors of seventh-grade mathematics achievement. The seventh-grade mathematics program consisted of 11 classes of four ability groups. The classes included a pre-Algebra class, four exploring classes, four general classes, and two basic classes. Predictor variables assessed included mathematics scores on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Kern High School District Test of Mathematics Achievement, sixth-grade mathematics grades teacher recommendations, and gender. Seventh-grade mathematics achievement was measured by student course grades and end-of-the-year achievement test scores. Analyses involved the use of multiple regression techniques. Results show that all variables but the ITBS total mathematics score were significantly correlated with seventh-grade first semester percentage grade. A composite set of eight predictors accounted for approximately 71% of the variance in achievement test scores. Implications for achievement prediction, grading systems, and ability grouping are discussed. Seven data tables are included. (TJH)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Jackson, WY, October 5-7, 1989).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Ability Grouping.  |  Algebra.  |  Grade Prediction.  |  Grade 6.  |  Grade 7.  |  Junior High School Students.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Mathematics Achievement.  |  Mathematics Tests.  |  Predictive Measurement.  |  Predictor Variables.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Teacher Expectations of Students.  |  Test Results.  |  Kern High School District ID
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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