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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

5-2019

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Jamie H. Price

Committee Members

Ryan Nivens, Daryl Stephens

Abstract

Students entering the high school mathematics classroom are not prepared to learn Algebra 1. In this study, four years of basic skill math data was collected from students on their first full day of high school after summer break. The study shows how much basic math they knew and analyzes the incorrect responses on a Basic Skills Test developed by the researcher. This analysis attempts to discover how the students were processing the math on the test. The study also looks at the shift of the standards over the past ten years in the State of Tennessee. This study answers the question of whether or not this shift has enabled students to know more basic math.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by Susan J. Saam 2019

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