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Curriculum and Implementation Effects on High School Students’ Mathematics Learning From ... (more)

Douglas A. Grouws, James E. Tarr, Óscar Chávez, Ruthmae Sears, Victor M. Soria, and Rukiye D. Taylan 

March 2013, Volume 44, Issue 2, Page 416

Abstract:
Curriculum and Implementation Effects on High School Students’ Mathematics Learning From Curricula Representing Subject-Specific and Integrated Content Organizations
This study examined the effect of 2 types of mathematics content organization on high school students’ mathematics learning while taking account of curriculum implementation and student prior achievement. Hierarchical linear modeling with 3 levels showed that students who studied from the integrated curriculum were significantly advantaged over students who studied from a subject-specific curriculum on 3 end-of-year outcome measures: Test of Common Objectives, Problem Solving and Reasoning Test, and a standardized achievement test. Opportunity to learn and teaching experience were significant moderating factors.

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Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Curriculum