Summer 8-15-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

James Brickwedde

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Margaret Williams

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Kandy Schroer


The research question addressed in this project was: How does a Targeted Services intervention program focused on base-ten place value development impact the growth of second graders in meeting district achievement expectations in mathematics? This research was inspired by the importance of helping underachieving students reach grade level expectations in the area of place value and applying this understanding in solving addition and subtraction problems. The research took place during twenty after-school class sessions. Data was collected through assessments, student journal questions, and teacher observations. The data was used to plan instruction throughout the course and to monitor growth and understanding over time. The outcome of the research will be used to guide future instruction, especially as it pertains to interventions.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Observation, Program Evaluation


At-risk Students, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Mathematics, Intervention

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