ERIC Number: ED204107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Results from the Second Mathematics Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others
This publication provides a comprehensive interpretation of the second mathematics assessment completed during the 1977-78 school year by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP results suggest strong implications for the mathematics curriculum of the 1980's that mathematics educators need to evaluate with care. The results indicate that the emphasis on basics has produced a generation of students who can compute but cannot apply their knowledge to the solution of real-life problems. Further, information from the assessment is seen to relate directly to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommendations for school mathematics for the 1980's as stated in "An Agenda for Action," which promotes the need for problem solving as the focus of school mathematics in the coming decade. An overview of National Assessment and changes in acheivement since the first assessment in 1973 are also discussed. Results are reported by race and sex in two appendices. (MP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Learning Problems, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Problem Solving, Research, School Surveys, Sex Differences, Testing
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($12.50; Individual members, bookstores, or orders of 10 or more copies earn a discount of 20% off the list price).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Second Mathematics Assessment (1978)