2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

The Effect of Data Tracking on Mathematical Performance


Emily A. Holbrook♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

This study examined how data tracking journals affect students’ mathematical performance. Students from a small rural elementary school participated in the research. Data was obtained from student-monitored data binders created using the product “Student Data Folder-Goal Setting, Data Tracking Charts, and Self Reflections” by Stephanie M. Icenogle (2017). Students created weekly Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) goals in mathematics and monitored mathematical performance based on grades received for classwork.  Students’ scores were analyzed through descriptive and quantifiable statistics to determine any trends and patterns in S.M.A.R.T. goals and overall mathematics grades. Over the research period, S.M.A.R.T. goals became more detailed. Student-monitor data tracking began to affect student mathematical performance towards the end of the research period. The research was determined to be inconclusive, as a longer period of time is needed to determine the impact of student data tracking and mathematical performance. 

Keywords: data tracking, student monitored, mathematical performance, S.M.A.R.T. goals

Topic(s):Education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 309-4
Location: VH 1212
Time: 1:45

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