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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Integrated curriculum programs

Overview

  • Influence: Integrated curriculum programs
  • Domain: Curricula
  • Sub-Domain: Other curricula programs
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Integrated curriculum programs connect different areas of study by cutting across subject-matter lines and emphasizing unifying concepts. Integration focuses on making connections for students, allowing them to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that can be connected to real life.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 2
  • Number of studies: 61
  • Number of students: 29,551
  • Number of effects: 80
  • Effect size: 0.40

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Doctoral disseratation Hartzler USA A meta-analysis of studies conducted on integrated curriculum programs and their effects on student achievement 2000 Integrated curriculum programs 30 21,657 30 0.48
School Science and Mathematics Hurley USA Reviewing Integrated Science and Mathematics: The Search for Evidence and Definitions from New Perspectives 2001 Integrated science and math programs 31 7,894 50 0.31
TOTAL/AVERAGE 61 29,551 80 0.40

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 4 1 3
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