A Comparison of van Hiele Levels, Final Grades, and Aided Curriculum of Students at the University of Southern Mississippi

Cononiah Watson, The University of Southern Mississippi


This research analyzed students final exam scores in a college mathematics class with geometric components and their van Hiele levels upon entering the class. After the class was completed, each student’s final exam grade was calculated. The researcher used a Spearman correlation to compare the two; the result was a correlation coefficient of 0.742. The researcher then reported that the results of the van Hiele test are a major component in predicting a student’s success in such a class.