The results of this study would seem to make a clear suggestion that Standards Based Instruction should improve math test scores at the Harmony Creek Middle School. In nearly every category there existed a significant difference in scores between students taught using a Standards Based method and those taught using a Direct Instruction method. This trend appears across all of factors that were examined and would appear to follow the trends noted in other research that does exist. As Thompson (2009) noted Standards Based practices were found to be significant contributors to students math achievement and that virtually none of the observed non-SBI practiced were found to be a significant contributor to student achievement by gender or ethnic grouping.For the purpose of this research a committee was formed to assist in the evaluation of the research results and in the determination of the more effective instructional means. Committee members consist of 3 active or former middle school teachers who are familiar with the type of research to be evaluated, the instructional methods and with the demographics of the community, two community members who are active in their support of the school and a faculty member of the local community college. All members were chosen because of their involvement in both the community and local schools. All of the committee members have some background in education, business, and finance or in the legal field.