Date Approved

5-31-2004

Embargo Period

4-28-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Mathematics--Study and teaching--New Jersey; Middle school education--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of the Accelerated Math Program at Monongahela Middle School in the Deptford Township School District. Monongahela Middle School is composed of 7th and 8th grade public school students, and is the only middle school in the district. Recently at Monongahela, the implementation of technology into the everyday structure has been recognized. Certain programs have been incorporated in the planning and development of lessons and as teacher aides.

The program was being used as the main tool of instruction in 7th and 8th grade Basic Skills classes throughout the school. Therefore, the population being studied includes all students that were enrolled in Basic Skills classes in the first semester of the 2003/2004 academic year.

Data was collected from students' achievement in class and their scores on the Star Math test. Data was compared and analyzed from the beginning to the end of the study. It was concluded that the Accelerated Math program produces effective results for 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in Basic Skills Math classes. The average increase in Grade Equivalent was 2.5. That score demonstrates an increase in over two grades. Many other scores, along with classroom achievement, showed increases.

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