School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
Mathematical Resilience, English Language Learners, Resilience
Dush, Jettie Ann, "A Correlational Study of Hispanic High School English Language Learners' English Proficiency and Mathematical Resilience" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2415.
This quantitative study investigates the relationship between Hispanic high school English language learners’ English language proficiency and mathematical resilience using a Pearson’s r and Spearman’s r correlation tests. The sample population consists of 9th-12th grade students enrolled in a large public high school in the northeast whose native language is Spanish. English proficiency is measured using the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test. Mathematic resilience is measured using the Mathematical Resilience Scale. The results of this study establish a positive relationship between Hispanic high school students’ level of English language proficiency and mathematical resilience, particularly amongst males. These results can help to inform educators of how to best support the needs of a diverse population of students. The results may also influence curriculum changes in mathematics courses to include explicit instruction in the growth of mathematical resilience.