Psychology in the Schools
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of individualized math-to-mastery (MTM) interventions, selected though brief experimental analysis (BEA), at increasing math fluency skills for 3 elementary-aged females. As MTM has only been investigated as a multicomponent intervention, the present study utilized BEA to identify those specific components which led to math skills gains in the most efficient manner possible. BEA results indicated that for 2 of 3 participants only a partial MTM intervention was necessary to prompt fluency gains, while the entire intervention was the most effective for the third. During extended analysis all 3 participants displayed math skills gains above those seen during repeated baseline assessments. Results are discussed in terms of further refining MTM through BEA procedures so as to individually target math skill deficits by considering both intervention effectiveness and efficiency.
Everett, Gregory E.; Swift, Honora S.; McKenney, Elizabeth L.W.; and Jewell, Jeremy D., "Analyzing Math-to-Mastery through Brief Experimental Analysis" (2016). SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 129.