Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12665
Title: Enhancing the Academic Achievement of Indigenous Students in Rural Australia
Contributor(s): Graham, Lorraine (author); Pegg, John E  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12665
Abstract: Indigenous students in the middle-school years who experience difficulties in basic mathematics are a particularly vulnerable group. During these years gaps in performance between educationally disadvantaged students and their peers widen, potentially leading to ongoing economic and social disadvantage. This proposal reports on a teaching intervention referred to as QuickSmart, which has been particularly successful with Indigenous students from rural communities who perform in the bottom 30% of the achievement spectrum in Australia-wide tests. Evidence is drawn from the learning progress of Indigenous middle-school students who completed the QuickSmart numeracy program. These data show, based on effect-size statistics, academic growth for students of up to two years over the course of a 30-week program.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2013 Annual Meeting - Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis, San Francisco, United States of America, 27th April - 1st May, 2013
Conference Details: American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2013 Annual Meeting - Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis, San Francisco, United States of America, 27th April - 1st May, 2013
Source of Publication: AERA Online Paper Repository, p. 1-27
Publisher: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Place of Publication: United States of America
Field of Research (FOR): 130312 Special Education and Disability
130309 Learning Sciences
130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939907 Special Needs Education
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.aera.net/tabid/10250/Default.aspx
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School of Education
The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)

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