Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this capstone thesis is: What are prominent influencing factors related to academic tracking in mathematics? The thesis discusses influencing factors through a qualitative analysis of archival school data, student surveys, and student interviews. The research takes place in a “fringe rural” suburban public high school of a Midwest city with graduating class sizes between 200 and 250 students. This research identifies factors which have influenced student placement into high school mathematics tracks which are one year behind grade-level and two years ahead of grade-level. Conclusions from the study include findings related to family influences (eg. attendance), nonacademic school influences (eg. behavior and discipline), and academic influences (eg. standardized testing).
Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)
Grades/ Student Performance, Mathematics, Parent Involvement, Scheduling
Minowitz, Matthew, "Influencing Factors For Academic Tracking In High School Mathematics" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4387.