ERIC Number: ED063140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Mathematics Objectives.
Norris, Eleanor L.; Bowes, John E.
After a brief summary of their development, the mathematics objectives of the National Assessment of Educational Progress are classified under three dimensions: (1) The Use of Mathematics dimension has three levels: social, technical, and academic. Within each level, a hierarchy of subject matter and skills from easy (90 percent correct) to very hard (10 percent correct) is projected; (2) The Content domain includes all mathematics currently taught in the elementary and secondary schools of the nation, up to but not including the calculus. This content is listed under 17 main headings; and (3) The Objectives or Abilities dimension has six levels: recall, manipulation, understanding concepts, solving problems, open-ended applications, and appreciation of mathematics. The general nature of the tasks within each level is described, and the specific topics for each age (9, 13, 17, and adult) are listed; but no illustrative test items are included. (MM) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Objectives Development).
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation, Mathematics Education, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Secondary School Mathematics
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Assessment of Educational Progress, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress