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The Effect of a Calculator Training Workshop for High School Teachers on Their Students' Performance on Florida State-Wide Assessments
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IJFTME Volume 15, Number 3, ISSN 1744-2710

Abstract

This paper details the motivation, background, and analysis for studying the effect that an Increasing Achievement on Algebra Assessment (IAAA) workshop for a group of Florida high school teachers had on student performance in state-wide testing. The main focus of the workshop was to provide participating teachers with both instruction and activities related to problem-solving techniques using the TI-83 Plus handheld graphing calculator that the teachers could then use in an effort to better prepare their students for state-wide testing. Overall, students (n = 328) who were taught by IAAA-trained teachers between consecutive annual state-wide assessments had a greater gain in test scores than students (n = 202) who were taught by non-trained teachers. In particular, the data indicates a significant increase in scores for students taught by IAAA-trained teachers in a general mathematics course, as compared to no significant increase in scores for students taking that same course taught by non-trained teachers. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)

Citation

Laumakis, P. & Herman, M. (2008). The Effect of a Calculator Training Workshop for High School Teachers on Their Students' Performance on Florida State-Wide Assessments. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 15(3), 87-93. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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