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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Mathematics programs for LD

Overview

  • Influence: Mathematics programs for LD
  • Domain: Curricula
  • Sub-Domain: Math and sciences
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Specific math interventions for students with special needs

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 7
  • Number of studies: 206
  • Number of students: 11,543
  • Number of effects: 330
  • Effect size: 0.60

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
Zeitschrift für Psychologie Chodura, Kuhn, & Holling Germany Interventions for children with mathematical difficulties 2015 Interventions for those with math difficulties 35 0 35 0.83
Exceptional Children Im, Jitendra, Lein, Mouianoutoua, Alghammdi, & Hefte USA Mathematical interventions for secondary students with learning disabilities and mathematics difficulties: A meta-analysis 2017 Secondary math interventions for LD students 18 0 18 0.68
Zeitschrift für Psychologie Ise, Dolle,Pixner, & Schulte-Korne Germany Interventions for children with mathematical difficulties. 2012 Interventions with poor math 8 328 8 0.50
Unpublished Thesis Lee USA A meta-analysis of mathematics interventions reported for 1971-1998 on the mathematics achievement of students identified with learning disabilities and students identified as low achieving 2000 Math programs on LD students 61 5,172 97 0.60
Review of Educational Research Gersten, Chard, Jayanthi, Baker, Morph & Flojo USA Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Synthesis of the Intervention Research 2008 Math programs with LD students 44 4,772 108 0.55
The Elementary School Journal Baker, Gersten, & Lee USA A synthesis of empirical research on teaching mathematics to low-achieving students. 2002 Feedback and peer tutoring with low achieving students 15 1,271 39 0.51
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice Dennis, Sharp, Chovanes, Thomas, Burns, Custer, & Park USA A Meta-Analysis of Empirical Research on Teaching Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties 2016 Interventions for those with math difficulties 25 0 25 0.53
TOTAL/AVERAGE 206 11,543 330 0.60

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 4 4 3 3 4
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