AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, COGNITIVE ABILITIES, AND SELF-PERCEIVED MATHEMATICAL ABILITIES IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
A. Dirik1, O.E. Bogdanova2, Y.V. Kovas1, 2
1 Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK; 2 National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
We investigated mathematical skills in students from schools with different levels of socio-economic status. The purpose of the study was to identify the cognitive and subjective measures, which may be related to results in General Certificate of Secondary Education Mathematics Exam and mathematical self-assessment. The results of the multiple regression analyses and of group comparisons partially supported the hypotheses of the study and formed the basis for the formulation of new research questions.
Keywords: academic achievement, math skills, number sense, mathematical fluency, self-assessment of abilities, socio-economic status, general certificate of secondary education, multiple regression analysis.