Effects of a reform high school mathematics curriculum on student achievement

whom does it benefit?

Erin Krupa, Jere Confrey

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Abstract

This study compared the effects of an integrated reform-based curriculum to a subject-specific curriculum on student learning of 19,526 high school algebra students. Using hierarchical linear modelling to account for variation in student achievement, the impact of the reform-based Core-Plus Mathematics curricular materials on student test scores is compared to the subject-specific curriculum. Findings from this study indicate that students enrolled in integrated mathematics outperformed subject-specific students on an Algebra I exam (highly aligned with content), and performed equally on an Algebra II exam (poorly aligned). High minority students in high-need schools demonstrated higher performance when they were enrolled in integrated mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-215
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2017

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Keywords

  • academic achievement
  • curriculum evaluation
  • hierarchical linear modelling
  • integrated curriculum
  • mathematics curriculum

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Effects of a reform high school mathematics curriculum on student achievement : whom does it benefit? / Krupa, Erin; Confrey, Jere.

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