ERIC Number: EJ1204680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Mathematics Achievement in the Secondary High School Context of STEM and Non-STEM Schools
Bicer, Ali; Capraro, R. M.
School Science and Mathematics, v119 n2 p61-71 Feb 2019
The purpose of this study is to compare students' mathematics achievement growth rate in Texas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (T-STEM) academies to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in traditional public high schools. Forty-six schools, 23 of which were T-STEM academies and 23 of which were matched non-STEM schools, were included in this study. A hierarchical linear modeling method was conducted. The result of the present study revealed that there was no difference in students' mathematics achievement growth rate in T-STEM academies compared to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in comparison schools. However, in terms of ethnicity, the results indicated that African American and Hispanic students in T-STEM academies outperformed African American and Hispanic students in comparison schools on their mathematics growth rate.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Instruction, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas