The Impact of Eighth Grade Math Placement
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this capstone is, how does the math placement of eighth-grade students impact their placement and success in future high-school math courses? The author began her research in response to concerns she had about changes that were being made in her district in response to legislation passed in Minnesota that mandated that eighth-grade students study algebra. In response to the No Child Left Behind Act, students in Minnesota are required to take a Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment for mathematics in eleventh grade. The capstone outlines how those changes have impacted each other and provides data to help determine the impact of placement in math in eighth grade as it pertains to future success in high school courses and assessments.
Achievement, Assessment, Mathematics
Patrek, Jennifer Lynn, "The Impact of Eighth Grade Math Placement" (2015). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 209.