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Using assessment data: does gender make a difference?

Vale, Colleen M, Davidson, Kristy, Davies, Anne Carolyn, Hooley, Neil, Loton, Daniel J and Weaven, Mary (2011) Using assessment data: does gender make a difference? In: Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices : Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference held in Alice Springs, 3–7 July 2011. Clark, Julie, Kissane, Barry, Mousley, Judith, Spencer, Toby and Thornton, Steve, eds. The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Adelaide, pp. 736-743.

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Abstract

Since 2000 gender differences in mathematics achievement in Australia have reappeared. In this paper we report on the achievement outcomes of girls and boys in a longitudinal study of reform in low economic scho ol communities. Analysis of st udent data to inform teaching was one element of student centred approaches implemented by teachers. Teachers targeted students’ next point of learning and more girls than boys participated in mathematics intervention programs. Growth in achievement was greater for boys than for girls in the primary years, and so the achiev ement gap that favours males widened. It is concluded that student centred approaches need to be gender inclusive. ------Mathematics : traditions and (new) practices : proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA conference held in Alice Springs, 3-7 July 2011, incorporating the 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781875900701 (print, v.1), 9781875900718 (print, v.2) 9781875900695 (online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23393, gender equality, gender differences, mathematics education, government schools, primary schools, secondary schools, DEECD, Literacy and Numeracy Pilot in Low Socio-Economic School Communities, Victoria
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 01:03
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 01:13
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9565
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