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Early Predictors of High School Mathematics Achievement

Publication date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Meichu ChenKathryn DuckworthPamela Davis-KeanGreg DuncanRobert SieglerAmy ClaessensMimi EngelMaria Ines Susperreguy

Elementary school students' knowledge of fractions and division uniquely predicts their high school mathematics achievement, even after controlling for a wide range of relevant variables, suggesting that efforts to improve mathematics education should focus on improving students' learning in those areas.

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