SEVERNS, LISA D.
(2015)
*GENDER DIFFERENCES IN MATHEMATICS AS A FUNCTION OF THE SAXON MATH PROGRAM.*
Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 2 (1).
pp. 24-36.

## Abstract

Student performance on the Grade 8 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Mathematics test was examined to determine the extent to which differences were present as a function of Saxon Math instruction. Scores for boys (n = 998) and girls (n = 998) who took the TAKS Mathematics assessment in 2007 (n = 527), 2008 (n = 478), 2009 (n = 513), and 2010 (n = 478) were analyzed. Statistically significant differences, albeit small effect sizes, were yielded in the percent of boys and girls who met the TAKS Mathematics Met Standard. The percent of the non-Saxon Math students who achieved Met Standard was statistically significantly lower than the percent of Saxon Math students who achieved Met Standard after receiving one, two, and three years of Saxon Math instruction. The percent of girls who reached Commended Performance in the non-Saxon school year was statistically significantly lower than the percent of girls who received one, two, and three years of Saxon Math instruction. Boys’ Commended Performance status was not influenced by Saxon Math instruction. Implications are discussed and suggestions for further research are made.

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | OA Open Library > Social Sciences and Humanities |

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Date Deposited: | 15 Jan 2024 03:57 |

Last Modified: | 15 Jan 2024 03:57 |

URI: | http://archive.sdpublishers.com/id/eprint/2308 |