ERIC Number: ED025408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Development of an Instrument to Determine Achievement in Modern Mathematics in Grades Four, Five, and Six.
LeJeune, Stanley Joseph
This study was concerned with the development and standardization of a test that would measure achievement in modern mathematics in grades four, five, and six. For this study, a survey of the state departments of the 50 states was conducted to determine which series of mathematics testbooks (4-6) were listed on their adopted textbook lists. A test was made from the subject matter found in the six series of textbooks that appeared most frequently on state adopted textbook lists. Two classes on each grade level (4-6) were tested and the scores were used to make an item analysis of the test. With the use of the item analysis the test was revised and administered again. The scores obtained were used to make a second item analysis. With the use of the second item analysis the test was revised for the second time. The final version of the test was administered to 60 classes which consisted of 20 classes on each grade level (4-6). The total group consisted of 1841 students. The scores were used to find reliability coefficients and grade level norms. The coefficients of correlation obtained by the split-half method and corrected by the Spearman-Brown formula were .92 for the fourth grade, .93 for the fifth, .95 for the sixth, and .95 for the complete group. The norm group had a mean IQ of 102, was judged by the teachers to be 74 per cent middle socio-economic class, and had had a modern mathematics program for three years or more. (RP)
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Mathematics, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University.