Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Nationwide, African American students have significantly lower advanced placement credits, standardized test scores, and grades (Musu-Gillette, Brey, McFarland, Hussar, Sonnenberg, 2017). The literature review will explore reasons why African American students are underperforming and emphasize the different methods that can lead to higher academic achievement in math. Data from multiple articles were investigated, and the similarities and differences between the influences and best practices for African American students were addressed. Once these best practices were identified, a case study was conducted and conclusions were drawn. This action research project will focus on how engagement and relationships can increase mathematical performance for African American students.
Schlager, David. (2019). The Effect Engagement and Positive Relationships have on African American Students' Math Success in a Large Suburban High School. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/325