Capstone/Dissertation Title

Effects of integrated instruction on the achievement of freshman math and science students

Term

2010

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Abstract

This paper documents a series of integrated units taught in science class by the author of the paper. The research shows an increase in the achievement levels of students who are considered to be lower level math students. This study has shown that when the integrated instruction took place in an academy style setting, students who were lower level in math scored just as well as other students who were considered higher ability when the math scores of the two groups were compared. Students also showed a significant decrease in the failure rates and disciplinary referrals over the course of the two year period that the freshman program was implemented. The increases were measured with a comparison of three common assessments, a post-survey and documentation of failure rates and disciplinary referrals.

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