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Title:  Saxon Math
Description: Saxon Math is a core curriculum for students in grades K-12 that uses an incremental approach for instruction and assessment. New concepts are introduced gradually and build upon previously introduced content, giving students daily time to practice. After reviewing 21 studies on the effectiveness of Saxon Math on the mathematics achievement of middle school students, the WWC found that five of the studies meet WWC evidence standards. These five studies included 6,601 students in grades 6-8 from 52 schools in four states. One study is a randomized controlled trial that meets standards without reservations and the remaining four studies are randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs that meet standards with reservations. Based on the evidence presented in these studies, the WWC found that Saxon Math has mixed effects on mathematics achievement for middle school students.
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Cover Date: February 2013
Web Release: February 20, 2013
Print Release: February 20, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRM448
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Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Joy Lesnick.
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