MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Anant P. Godbole, Jeff R. Knisley, Michel Helfgott
The National Educational Society, through much research and testing, discovered that American students are not performing as well on the academic level as their counterparts. As a nation the math and science scores fell behind other tested disciplines. The Virginia Department of Math and Science Report Card scores confirm that students are struggling in these areas.
As a resolution to correct this problem a proposal for the integration of fifth grade math and science curriculum accompanied by increased parental involvement was devised. The program involved thirteen elementary students and their parents. Pretesting, math and science labs, worksheets, posttesting, and a school beautification project were used. The condensed summary of findings proved that the integration of math and science curriculum accompanied with parental involvement produces higher test scores.
Thesis - Open Access
Perkins, Kathy Diane, "Integration of Fifth Grade Math and Science Curriculum, Accompanied by Increased Parental Involvement, Produces Higher Virginia Test Scores." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2145. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2145
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